“The scandal over [Vladimir] Putin’s [plagiarized] dissertation led nowhere. But because the head of state’s deed had no repercussions whatsoever, a new trend emerged in the country: plagiarism in the writing and defense of dissertation works began on an unprecedented scale.

Mechanically reproducing the labor of others is all the rage in the post-communist world. Romania’s prime minister, another plagiarist, just got off the hook too.

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  1. Stephen Karlson Says:

    And in Dnepropetrovsk my name is cursed when he finds out I occupy first!

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