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Mass-produced PhDs lie at heart of Russia’s ‘plague’ of doctoral fraud

Academic ‘scallywags’ are gaining doctorates thanks to the circulation of dodgy theses within some universities, says the founder of plagiarism pressure group

State-owned enterprise in Chechen Republic is sponsoring the development of a perpetual motion machine

May 26 official newspaper of the Russian government („Rossijskaya Gazeta“) had published a large article about Chechen self-taught inventor of a perpetuum mobile. Publication does not contain any scientific comment and in sad earnest describes the invention as „the solution of energy independence problem“. The work is sponsored by the state-owned enterprise „Strojinvestitsii“. [ . . . ]