Odd the Chicago paper carried ran the story but used another guys name:
Third World students stranded in Russia
[FINAL EDITION, C]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Vincent J. Schodolski, Chicago Tribune.
Date: Feb 16, 1992
Start Page: 23
Text Word Count: 796
Abstract (Document Summary)
When Yadate Debrework came here six years ago to study international law, the world had barely heard of Mikhail Gorbachev, there was still a country called the Soviet Union, and the young Ethiopian had enough money to survive.
“I can’t even afford to go home,” said the 31-year-old graduate student. He will complete his studies at the Patrice Lumumba University this summer and literally does not have the fare back to Ethiopia.
Debrework and an estimated 84,000 other students from all over the world have found themselves abandoned as the economic collapse that accompanied the USSR’s demise left the government without money to support them.
That's really odd. Any mention of Roman Obama?
That is 3 days after it was in the RECORD