While on the subject of coming to Russia to get your education… Tver, in addition to Moscow, is one of the centers of activity. Lots of medical students, mostly from Far East (India, Malaysia) and Africa. I don’t know much about the institutes but have acquaintances among Malaysian med students in Moscow, and Dima (the one who runs my former Dacha & Horses project knows people in Tver). If you are seriously interested I’ll put you in touch. As to myself, Tver is not a point that attracts my interest.