Putin’s official biography says that he graduated from the law department of leningrad state university in 1975 and in 1976 defended his doctoral thesis on economics at the st petersburg state mining institute washington post reporter david hoffman in 2000 asked the institute for a copy of the 218-page thesis but was refused. The grounds for reviewing putin’s dissertation in economics, which he received in 1996 from the st petersburg mining institute, stem from a 2006 report by the brookings institution, a think tank in washington.
First, mr putin’s dissertation was really not about economics at all second the russian kandidat degree is generally not the same as a phd, at least not in most social sciences given the material covered in the dissertation, putin’s degree might perhaps be closer to an mba.
Researchers at the st petersburg mining academy, where putin held his phd viva, have already found in his thesis a prophecy of the gas war with ukraine, obviously expressed in a coded fashion. Russian leader vladimir putin’s doctoral dissertation on economics was written by vladimir litvinenko, the rector of the saint petersburg mining university, the academic’s daughter has told radio liberty. The official kremlin biography asserts mr putin obtained a “phd in economics” in 1997 from the st petersburg mining institute, but his thesis was for a “candidate of sciences” degree. Clifford gaddy and igor danchenko examined vladimir putin’s dissertation on strategic planning in the resource sector, allegations of plagiarism, and how it shaped putin’s attitudes toward economy strategy.
In the years before he was appointed prime minister and then elected president, mr putin defended a candidate of sciences ( kandidat) dissertation at the st petersburg mining institute (in 1997) neither the thesis nor the summary avtoreferat have been publicly available since mr putin's appointment as prime minister.
V v putin translated by thomas fennell, 2008 the article determines the significance and place of mineral and raw materials resources in the development strategy for the russian based upon a detailed analysis of their potential.
March 26, 2006 putin accused of plagiarising his phd thesis tony allen-mills, new york putin was labelled a plagiarist yesterday after a pair of researchers at the brookings institution, a washington dc think tank, established that the russian president’s academic credentials were based on a dissertation he had lifted in part verbatim from the russian translation of a management study written by two professors at the university of pittsburgh in 1978.