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Russian academics fight back against fraud, plagiarism

A dissertation council reviewing work on the mediaeval era is not normally national news, but Russia was abuzz this month when historians convened to pass judgement: was the culture minister a fraud? Vladimir Medinsky's history dissertation focusing on foreign opinions about mediaeval Russia had long irritated local historians. They insisted it was a botched job with no academic merit and should never have been approved.
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