Russia's not so bad these days and will probably soon surpass the US in basic freedoms. Even they have single payer healthcare and I wouldn't be surprised to see them move towards free higher education soon. The oligarchs know that the best way to keep the people complacent is to throw them a bone now and again while you repeatedly gang rape them.
American politicians haven't yet learned that.
And the f*cking continues...
Higher education at public universities has always been free.