Times Higher on allegedly rampant thesis plagiarism / ghost-writing in Russia…

PhD forgery is now an “integral part of Russia’s statehood”, rather than a “fringe phenomenon”, according to the analysis published in Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, a quarterly newsletter published by the country’s National Research University Higher School of Economics.”

Mass-production of PhDs is generally centred in Moscow and St. Petersburg, where “conveyor [belt] units” were found for “PhDifying” politicians, public officials and teachers”