Dissertation Council of the Belgorod national research University (NRU “BSU”) within two months will examine and give an opinion on the doctoral dissertation of the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky, to which any claims against the plagiarism of the community “Discerned”.

“The conclusion of the dissertation Council and a transcript of the meeting of the thesis must be submitted to Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation not later than two months from the date of receipt of the notice, respectively until 17 July”, – TASS quoted the head of the office of the University on public relations and mass-media Veronica Smirnova.

The documents for the doctoral Medina, which previously refused to consider the merits of the dissertation Council at the history faculty of Moscow state University. University, Belgium received 17 may. The decision to send the scientific work of the head of the Ministry of culture for consideration in discover history at BSU in April adopted the Presidium of the Higher attestation Commission (VAK) upon the proposal of the expert Council on history.

2 March it became known about the closure of the academic Council of the historical faculty of Lomonosov Moscow state University, previously refused to consider the merits of the doctoral dissertation of Medina. The day before, one of the initiators check the scientific work of the Minister of culture on plagiarism, Ivan Babitsky, appealed to the HAC with the requirement to nullify the decision of the academic Council of Moscow state University not to consider the thesis of Medina in connection with numerous violations of the academic Council of Moscow state University at the meeting of 7 Feb.

The Medina itself, in response to these claims, told reporters that for him “the question doesn’t exist, because there is the authority of the Moscow state University”. According to the Minister, just “some unemployed members of the opposition do not know what to do.”

In April 2016, historians Vyacheslav Kozlyakov and Konstantin erusalimsky together with Babitsky had applied for deprivation of the Medina doctoral degree. In their opinion, the doctoral dissertation of the Minister “Problems of objectivity in the coverage of Russian history in the second half of the XV-XVII centuries” and unscientific “in places absurd,” and the text “is full of gross mistakes.”

In addition, the applicants noted that Medina was included in the list of publications non-existent work and published in journals related to his scientific Advisor. The WAC then launched the procedure for the examination of the dissertation of the case.

Medina a dissertation defended in 2011 at the Russian state social University (RSSU), but later the academic Council of the University was dissolved, so the question about the safety degree was moved to the Ural Federal University (Urfu). Subsequently, the HAC was requested to examine the thesis of the Minister of the academic Council of the history Department of Moscow state University.



Belgorod University will give an opinion on the dubious thesis of Medina two months later 19.05.2017

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