Rather, he was suspected of paying a ghostwriter to produce a thesis in his name, then bribing academic officials to secure its certification. Naryshkin probably never even read the dissertation that had earned him his degree. Imagine if Paul Ryan was found to have written an economics paper in which he had borrowed liberally from Paul Krugman. To be fair, nothing much had. As Naryshkin himself surely knew when the accusations against him were leveled, he is just one of more than 1, high-achieving, well-heeled Russians who have recently been caught plagiarizing large parts of their dissertations. Many of the alleged fraudsters are politicians.
PhD Dissertations in Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian History
"Language Learning Strategies of Russian-Speaking Adult ESL Learners" by Minerva E. Renee Kalenandi
First things first: I am Russian. And when I used to live in Russia, it was widely understood that no one in any position of power got there through merit. This was not—and still isn't—a secret, nor is it something that people are the least bit ashamed of. People you just met speak bluntly about bribing their way into MSU, the country's most prestigious university, or of getting a cushy gig as a lawyer because they had the right connections.
Alex Moshkin , University of Pennsylvania Follow. My dissertation chronicles the birth and development of Russian-Israeli cultural production over the past forty years. Instead, it demonstrates that the social engineering of Jewish life that took place during the Soviet century was definitive for both the enormous scale and the character of cultural production by Russian-speaking Jews after their relocation to Israel, and has contributed in cardinal fashion to the formation of the distinctive identification of Russian-Israelis.
The history of Russian vaudeville from to Alexander V. The author of the dissertation makes an attempt to explore the history of vaudeville in Russia from , when the first original vaudeville was written by A. Shakhovskoi, to the s, when vaudeville as a genre was finalized as a form and brought to its classic completion. Two phases of the history of vaudeville in Russia, aristocratic and democratic-raznochinnyi, are considered in close connection with the political, social, and cultural events of Russian society of the time.