Fifty Vassar students and ten members of the faculty began a 15-day tour of the Soviet Union and Finland. After arriving in Moscow in sub-zero weather, a group of students immediately set out to explore the city by metro. “This act of enthusiasm set the spirit of the trip. Students were interested in learning and did not allow tiredness or the cold weather to prevent them,” said Lecturer in Russian Masha Vorobiov, who accompanied the students. During the trip, Vorobiov met Soviet dissident Dr. Andrei Sakharov, for whose freedom Vassar students had advocated in a 1986 letter-writing campaign.      The Miscellany News