In the late eighties early nineties in Gdynia (Poland), they built several three-master barks for different nautical schools of the USSR. 'Nadezhda' which means 'hope' in English, belongs to Maritime State University named after adm. G. I. Nevelskoy in Vladivostok.
'Krusenstern' was built in 1926 at Geestemunde in Bremerhaven, Germany and was surrendered to the USSR 1946 as war reparation. It is now a Russian Navy sail training ship. Here's some description of these ships, their crews and students, and their everyday life.
Almaty is considered to be one of the most important student cities of Kazakhstan. There are more than 50 universities and colleges there, let alone technical schools. Naturally, a great part of its people is
students. Those who come to this city to hit the books, constitute another part of its population. Where does an average non-resident student live and what is his/her living expenses in Almaty?