Vasilyev commented on the information about plagiarism in the thesis of Medina

Vasilyev commented on the information about plagiarism in the thesis of Medina

MOSCOW, October 3 — RIA Novosti. Two of the dissertation Council has already made a positive decision in relation to the work of the head of the Ministry of culture of Vladimir Medinsky — the thesis no plagiarism; the Presidium of the Higher attestation Commission (HAC) will consider this issue in 2-3 weeks, said the Minister of education and science Olga Vasilieva in an interview with RIA Novosti.

“After 2-3 weeks it will be considered. But I just want to emphasize that there was a positive decision of the two (dissertation) councils. And another very important point is the absence of plagiarism in the work. Well, the fact that the author presented his vision of history, it’s just that the story itself is a polemic that should be,” — said Vasilyev.

On Monday, the expert Council of VAK on meeting recommended to deprive Medina of the degree of doctor of historical Sciences, reported in a press-service of the Ministry of culture. At the same time, the Ministry said that this decision is interlocutory because “the last word rests with the Presidium of the HAC and the Ministry of education”. The source of RIA Novosti said that the meeting of the Presidium to be held on 20 October.

Informed member of the community “Discerned” Ivan Babitsky filed in the Ministry of education the statement with the request to deprive Medina of a scientific degree, arguing that his thesis “Problems of objectivity in the coverage of Russian history in the second half of XV—XVII centuries cow” has no scientific value.