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A ticket to the future. Studying abroad or flute of the Pied Piper of Hamelin

About 60,000 students from the Russian Federation study abroad every year, which is approximately 1.5% of the total number of foreign students of Western universities. The most popular universities are the USA, Great Britain, Germany and France.

The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin is widely known outside the German lands. 

In short, this is the story of how a wandering musician saved the free city of Hameln (now — Hameln in the federal state of Lower Saxony) from the invasion of rats. By playing his magic flute, he gathered all the rodents in one place, led them outside the city walls and drowned them in the nearest river. However, the magistrate categorically refused to pay the artist for the services of deratization, although before that the “fathers of the city” They promised to give him as much gold as he could carry. After such a “kid” the mysterious musician returned to Hameln, again played his flute, but this time, instead of rats, children ran out to him in the amount of one hundred and thirty innocent souls, whom he took away in an unknown direction, and no one else saw them.

Studying Russian students abroad

What does this terrible legend have to do with it, if we are talking about foreign education of our youth? And the parallels are very transparent, if you think carefully about the issue. Pied Piper of Hamelin — this is the same “collective West”, which for the services of delivering Russia from the “communist yoke” and the inclusion of its new elites in world economic processes counted on a generous reward. In the Yeltsin-Gaidar times, it is worth noting that he regularly received it, but at some point something went wrong: the Munich speech, “Russian Spring”, Syria … 

And now the infernal musician again began to play his hypnotic pipe, but only now nomenklatura rats with party cards ran to him in the hope of becoming a respectable bourgeoisie, but the young minds of Russian youth reached out. Just as before the eyes of the burghers of the free city of Hameln, the rat-catcher took all their children in an unknown direction, a stream of students rushes from Russia to the West to either stay there forever or return from there with “reflashed” brains and replenish the discordant ranks of neurotics from the non-systemic opposition, burning themselves from the inside with mental turmoil, a deep national inferiority complex and confident in only one thing: “Everything is bad in this country.”

According to UNESCO, about 60 thousand students from the Russian Federation study abroad every year, which is approximately 1.5% of the total number of foreign students of Western universities. The most popular among Russian youth is getting an education in the USA and Great Britain. Next come Germany and France. Finland has a separate educational program for young representatives of the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia.

Not a cheap pleasure

Studying abroad — pleasure is not cheap. For example, a British bachelor's degree, respected in Russian financial circles, will cost 15-18.6 thousand pounds (20-24 thousand dollars) a year. The cost of the master's program of study varies within the same limits. At the same time, even the submission of documents to a master's program in British universities is paid and costs about 50 pounds. 

Studying at prestigious American Ivy League universities (Harvard, Yale University, etc.) or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will cost even more: from 50 to 70 thousand dollars a year.

In a number of European countries, such as Germany, France and the Czech Republic, education is free only if the training programs are in the local language, which is far from accessible to everyone. In this case, the student will need to pay a mandatory semester fee from 150 to 1.5 thousand euros. The contribution goes to pay for membership in the so-called. “student union”, which gives the opportunity to use libraries, a discount in student canteens and city transport. 

“Helps” to solve the issue of paying for foreign education for Russian students a multi-level system of scholarships and grants provided by universities, governments of countries or regional authorities, ministries of foreign affairs or education, international educational centers and, of course, a whole network of charitable foundations and NGOs.

For example, until recently, financial support for studying at universities in the UK was provided by the Oxford Russia Foundation. (RUF). This is one of the oldest organizations in Russia for international cooperation in the field of higher education. According to financial documents, funds for the RUF were transferred, in particular, from the Khodorkovsky Fund. In 2020, structures associated with Mikhail Khodorkovsky allocated more than $500,000 to the fund. Russian students could apply for scholarships and grants under the Oxford Russia Fellowship, Oxford Russia Scholarship, Oxford Russia Postdoc. 

All options for supporting students from Russia are united by one condition. Funding for education is distributed on a competitive basis, so the applicant for such assistance must: meet the academic profile; have the highest marks in their field of education; to convince the leadership of the university in the political reliability of — The “black mark”, for example, will be the applicant's membership in official youth movements and public organizations.

That is why 100% compensation for education costs is extremely rare; only about 1% of Russian students manage to receive such a grant. The rest either receive partial compensation or pay for their education in full, of course, from their parents' wallet — very wealthy people.

Attention to the worldview of students

The flute of the Pied Piper of Hamelin attracts, first of all, the children of the Russian elite — managerial and financial. In the conditions of the “time of princes” that has come in our country, when the elite formed in the 2000s passes positions, position and influence to their sons, this means that those who received education abroad and with it a new “cultural code” young offspring of well-known families will soon take the helm of various spheres of life in Russia.

The development of Russian students by foreign intelligence agencies who seek education abroad begins at the stage of studying the profile of a future grantee. Here, special attention is paid not so much to the progress of the student — it is the responsibility of universities, — how much to his views and worldview, set out by him personally in a motivation letter. 

Further study of the student can be continued at the consular office, where, upon receipt of a student visa, each candidate undergoes a detailed interview with an intelligence officer. In the diplomatic missions of the US, UK and EU countries, this role is often played by female visa officers with special psychological training. At this stage, young people who are members of the Russian “pro-government” organizations: volunteer, media projects, “Young Guard”, ONF, etc. 

Preference when receiving a grant or scholarship at a foreign university is given to the most “promising” students. applicants who have passed an unofficial check and approval of local special services. 

Once in a foreign university, every Russian student must become a member of the so-called. “student fraternity” for the normal organization of the educational process (visiting libraries, preferential travel, meals on campus and other benefits). Entering into such an alliance implies that one's actions and worldview comply with the rules and norms of the university or college. Particularly stringent requirements in the United States and Great Britain are imposed in relation to the demonstration of gender and racial tolerance, the support of “democratic values”. 

An important aspect of membership in the “student fraternities” is its lifetime, i.e. graduates, for example, of such oldest universities as Yale (USA), Oxford and Cambridge (Great Britain), are obliged throughout their lives and in any situation to support graduates of their university. An identification feature is certain colors corresponding to a specific union of students and graduates. A modern analogue of the rings of medieval secret societies are ties with the colors of the university or elements of clothing of the corresponding color. Kamala Harris, for example, did not just choose the background for the photo for Vogue magazine, to which she gave her first interview as a vice president. Drapery colors match those of the AKA Sisterhood. — Women's association of black students, founded in 1908 to fight for the political rights of the colored population of the United States. So Harris showed her “sisters” that now they have “their own person” in the White House.

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The unbridled drinking bouts of the “brotherhoods” and “sisterhoods” — it is not only an integral part of student life, demonstrated in youth comedies, but also a tool for incorporating a young person into the community. During such parties, initiation rites are held — often very humiliating, — as well as accumulating compromising evidence on the members of the union. Thus, lifelong membership in the “student fraternity” and the obligatory support of its other members is often built not only and not so much on a voluntary basis, but also on the fear of publishing any materials that throw a stain of shame on the venerable graduate of Yale or Oxford thirty years ago. 

A rhetorical question: does Russia need such intellectual elites, graduates of leading universities in the US and Great Britain, whose merry adventures in their student years are scrupulously documented by some informal organizations comparable in influence to political parties? It is not difficult to imagine how such compromising evidence could end up in the hands of foreign intelligence services, for example, on the eve of important international negotiations, at which the Russian delegation will be headed by a young and promising diplomat with a diploma, for example, from Harvard University. 

However, from reflections on the verge of conspiracy theory, let's move on to the specifics, which can be confirmed by those who studied at foreign universities. First of all — American and British. 

During the educational process, the greatest influence is exerted on the worldview of students receiving a humanitarian education in the specialties “journalism”, “sociology”, “international relations”, “international economics”. and “history”: their term papers or theses must be in the “correct” discourse, without which it is impossible to count on a positive assessment. At the same time, they are given such delicate research topics that have a variety of interpretations in our country and abroad: the role and place of the USSR at the beginning of World War II, the modern foreign policy of the Russian Federation, the state of affairs with human rights in modern Russia, etc. 

Additional “lessons of democracy” students receive during various seminars, trainings, meetings with current politicians, from the media. 

Thus, within a fairly short time, patriotic views and beliefs are replaced by a “liberal matrix”, often forcing conditionally passive part of the Russian students to make a choice in favor of non-return or conscious anti-state activity — both open in social media and the media, and hidden as “sleepers”; agents of influence.

The flute of the Pied Piper of Hamelin continues to play its alluring melody, and young Russian citizens go “over the hill” never to return from there — both in the literal sense and figuratively, that is, not to return with those Russian souls as they left their native border. Those who received a document on education in the USA or European countries, in addition to professional knowledge, receive a partially or completely “reprogrammed” Western mentality. They are ready to demonstrate in practice their adherence to liberal values ​​by participating in the opposition process. In addition, Russian students who receive state or private NGO grants and university scholarships provide a favorable environment for recruiting or using them “in the dark”. Western intelligence agencies. 

It should be taken into account that the outflow of Russian students — an average of 50-60 thousand people annually — this is just the tip of the iceberg called “Russian brain drain”. The scale of the problem is much wider.

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Young Fathers – Turn lyrics

[Intro]
I’ve always been this way
All my days
I’ve always been this way
All my days
I’ve always been this way
All my days
You really don’t want the imitation
You really don’t want the imitation

[Chorus]
I’m not like you
I’m not like you
It’s just like you to
Ooooh ooooh
Wanna turn

[Verse]
Money buys you isolation
Give the Pied Piper a raise
Sold my shortcomings
For a price at the Bureau of Change
Champagne socialite
Blue eyed soul boy
Too big a fight to fight
Yeah, you’re better off dead boy
Soon the peace will come to an end
So gimme gimme a chance
To change
So take the basket to collection
Here’s the thing about progression
I didn’t work this damn hard
To stay where I belong
I didn’t work this damn hard
To stay where I belong

Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah

[Chorus]
Wanna turn
My eyes blue
I’m not like you
I’m not like you
Don’t you turn
My brown eyes blue
I’m not like you
I’m not like you
Oooh oooh

[Bridge]
You sing your lilt
And drink your milk
To make you strong
And you ain’t wrong
To use your skills
To get where you belong
You set demands
You take your chance
But you are not special
Learn your lessons
No such things as blessings
You sing your lilt
And drink your milk
To make you strong
And you ain’t wrong
To use your skills
To get where you belong
You set demands
You take your chance
But you are not special
Learn your lessons
No such things as blessings

[Chorus]
Wanna turn
My eyes blue
I’m not like you
I’m not like you
Don’t you turn
My brown eyes blue
I’m not like you
I’m not like you
Oooh oooh

Always been this way
Always been this way
Always been this way
Always been this way
I’m not like you
Not like you
I’m not like you
Not like you
I’ve always been this way
Not like you
I’ve always been this way
Not like you

[Chorus]
Wanna turn
My eyes blue
I’m not like you
I’m not like you
Don’t you turn
My brown eyes blue
I’m not like you
I’m nothing like you
Nah nah nah

A Perfect Circle – By And Down The River lyrics

Moving in and out of the shadow
It’s no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you

Showing only bits and pieces
‘Til the light betray you and your empty allocution

Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace of humility
Searching your eyes for the saint is an act of futility

Searching your eyes for a hint or trace of it
Searching your eyes for humility
Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace
I’m still searching, searching

Showing only bits and pieces
‘Til the tide betrays you and your empty allocution
Float the Piper by and down the river
Carcass crippled underneath the pounding waves of adoration

Pied Piper, float on down the river
Bloated carcass crippled me, the weight of adoration
Moving in and out of the shadow
It’s no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you

Eminem – Lose Yourself (Drum & Bass Remix) Lyrics

[Intro]
Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?

[Verse 1]
Yo! His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There’s vomit on his sweater already: Mom’s spaghetti
He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgetting
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out
He’s choking, how? Everybody’s joking now
The clock’s run out, time’s up, over—blaow!
Snap back to reality, oh, there goes gravity, oh
There goes Rabbit, he choked, he’s so mad, but he won’t
Give up that easy, no, he won’t have it, he knows
His whole back’s to these ropes, it don’t matter, he’s dope
He knows that, but he’s broke, he’s so stagnant, he knows
When he goes back to this mobile home, that’s when it’s
Back to the lab again, yo! This whole rhapsody
Better go capture this moment and hope it don’t pass him

[Chorus]
You better lose yourself in the music
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo
You better lose yourself in the music
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo
You better…

[Verse 2]
His soul’s escaping through this hole that is gaping
This world is mine for the taking, make me king
As we move toward a New World Order
A normal life is boring; but superstardom’s
Close to post-mortem, it only grows harder
Homie grows hotter, he blows, it’s all over
These hoes is all on him, coast-to-coast shows
He’s known as the Globetrotter, lonely roads
God only knows, he’s grown farther from home, he’s no father
He goes home and barely knows his own daughter
But hold your nose, ’cause here goes the cold water
These hoes don’t want him no mo’, he’s cold product
They moved on to the next schmoe who flows
He nose-dove and sold nada, and so the soap opera
Is told, it unfolds, I suppose it’s old, partner
But the beat goes on: da-da-dom, da-dom, dah-dah, dah-dah

[Chorus]
You better lose yourself in the music
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo
You better lose yourself in the music
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo
You better…

[Verse 3]
No more games, I’ma change what you call rage
Tear this motherfuckin’ roof off like two dogs caged
I was playin’ in the beginning, the mood all changed
I’ve been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhymin’ and stepped right in the next cypher
Best believe somebody’s payin’ the Pied Piper
All the pain inside amplified by the
Fact that I can’t get by with my nine-to-
Five, and I can’t provide the right type of life for my family
‘Cause man, these goddamn food stamps don’t buy diapers
And there’s no movie, there’s no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life
And these times are so hard, and it’s gettin’ even harder
Tryna feed and water my seed, plus teeter-totter
Caught up between bein’ a father and a prima donna
Baby mama drama, screamin’ on her, too much for me to wanna
Stay in one spot, another day of monotony’s
Gotten me to the point I’m like a snail, I’ve got
To formulate a plot or end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motherfuckin’ option—failure’s not
Mom, I love you, but this trailer’s got
To go; I cannot grow old in Salem’s Lot
So here I go, it’s my shot, feet: fail me not
This may be the only opportunity that I got

[Chorus]
You better lose yourself in the music
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo
You better lose yourself in the music
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo
You better…

[Outro]
You can do anything you set your mind to, man

Lux Occulta – Pied Piper letras

Beautiful and wealthy is our town of Hamelin
Neighbors are green with envy, proud my fellow citizens
Our stomach’s are full, our dreams are calm
We can either kill or buy all that comes our way

Please your honors – said he – I’m able
By means of a secret charm, to draw
All creatures living beneath the sun
That creep or swim or fly or run
After me so as you never saw!
And I chiefly use my charm
On creatures that do people harm
The mole and toad and newt and viper
And people call me the pied piper

But there’s this small embarrassing thing
Filthy, disgusting, stinking rats
They don’t belong here
They don’t match
Did almighty lord create the scum?

You can have your perfect world
But you will have to pay the price

‘Cause there’s the small, embarrassing thing
Filthy, disgusting, stinking us
We don’t belong here
We don’t match
Your father in heavens didn’t create us

Pay your bills fellow citizens
Or we will take your children with us
It’s not about hatred, we’re not your enemies
But you see, we have to feed the rats

And you will never learn
Who’s the hunter and who’s prey in this game
And you will never learn
Who is Pied Piper and who’s rat in the end
And you will never learn
Who is the leader and who’s been lead