Saturday, March 25, 2006

Putin The Plagiarizer?

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AP Photo from the March 25, 2006 Washington Times

Not only did Moscow have spies inside U.S. Central Command and alert Saddam as to U.S. troop movements in Iraq, but Putin also may have a little history as a plagiarizer.

According to the March 25, 2006 Washington Times,

"Vladimir Putin -- KGB spy, politician, Russian Federation president, 2006 host of the Group of Eight international summit -- can add a new line to his resume: plagiarist.

"Large chunks of Mr. Putin's mid-1990s economics dissertation on planning in the natural resources sector were lifted straight out of a management text published by two University of Pittsburgh academics nearly 20 years earlier, Washington researchers insisted yesterday...."
A little cheating in college—that sounds familiar. Any other famous names come to mind? See this.

20 Comments:

At 3/25/2006 11:02 AM, Blogger Iran Watch said...

Putin has been caught plagiarizing? After his career as a politician is over there will be a job at the New York Times waiting for him. I'm sure he had someone write his entire dissertation anyways and that person was the one who lifted the material. Personally, I am much more concerned with the assistance he provided Saddam Hussein during the US invasion. It seems Saddam Hussein had detailed plans although they didn't help him much. Still, I'm sure they led to the death of US serviceman.

 
At 3/25/2006 11:22 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I guess that helps to explain why the Russian economy hasn't improved. The leader of their country needs to steal 20-year-old outdated economic data and from the University of Pittsburgh of all places.

 
At 3/25/2006 11:54 AM, Blogger Kender said...

So the underlying message here is don't go to the University of Pittsburgh if you want to go into economics.

 
At 3/25/2006 12:37 PM, Blogger F.B. Jones said...

My bosses husband just go into pitt for law. Not that that has anything to do with Putin. The Russians should be rolling in oil money/blood money from Iran. Between them and China they all should be able to pull of an apocalypse to bring the second coming of their "messiah".

 
At 3/25/2006 3:27 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

Who can be surprised that a former KGB agent would plagerize?

 
At 3/25/2006 3:59 PM, Blogger F.B. Jones said...

Mr. Seals said Bosses. He ment Boss's or Boss'. English was not my best subject.

 
At 3/25/2006 5:08 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

lol...didn't mean anything against the University of Pittsburgh. For all I know, they might have the top economic Department in the country.

 
At 3/25/2006 8:18 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Putin and Sadaam ..strange bedfellows no?

 
At 3/25/2006 8:18 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

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At 3/26/2006 5:35 AM, Blogger David Schantz said...

Why am I not surprised to see Kennedy's name mentioned?

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

 
At 3/26/2006 7:58 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Cheating at the college level is rampant. But, somehow, we expect our leaders not to have done so.

I sometimes worry about cheating in medical schools.

 
At 3/26/2006 9:58 AM, Blogger Lone Pony said...

Not surprised at all. We have so many reasons not to trust the Russians. We are learning even more from the Saddam tapes now that they're out.

 
At 3/26/2006 1:20 PM, Blogger kevin said...

Russia is a weak ally at best. They've been invested in Iraq/Iran for years. They've also been heavily involved in Syria in the past. They aren't part of the Coalition,but I still trust them more than the Muslim Nations.

 
At 3/26/2006 4:31 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

I would never call Russia an ally and especially with Putin at its helm.
All they see is past glory and the US as their mortal enemy in the way to regain it.

 
At 3/26/2006 7:18 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I trust and can verify that Russia still has nuclear weapons pointed at America.

 
At 3/27/2006 8:44 AM, Blogger Mark said...

So the leader of Russia can plagiarize his doctoral thesis. It's such a pity he cannot plagiarize America's success, too!

 
At 3/27/2006 11:00 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Politics as usual, huh?

 
At 3/27/2006 8:52 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Putin doesn't have our best interests at heart. We're foolish to believe otherwise.

 
At 3/28/2006 11:56 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Always:

Who does?

 
At 3/28/2006 5:57 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mark,
The deluded Utopians believe that the world is one big, happy family. These same deluded people think that it doesn't matter that Putin is former KGB.

 

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