Initiator of law on right to be forgotten deprived of scientific degree
The Higher Attestation Commission deprived Alexey Kazakov of a scientific degree, despite proven in the court of the co-authorship of used articles.
The Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) deprived of degree the political sciences candidate, former State Duma Deputy from Spravedlivaya Rossiya (Fair Russia) Alexey Kazakov. In June 2016, after the community Dissernet found plagiarism, the degree dissertation council at the Faculty of Political Science at St. Petersburg State University decided to deprive the degree.
In defended in 2011 master's thesis it was discovered borrowed parts from articles of Sergey Melkov and scientific adviser Andrey Koshkin. Kazakov sued and proved that he was a co-author of the articles. However, the expert council of the HAC deprived of his academic degree. According to RBC source, committee members felt that they were cheated.
Alexey Kazakov promised to appeal the decision of the HAC in court.
Recall, Kazakov was a State Duma Deputy from 2011 to 2016. His legislative activity remembered with initiative to introduce criminal liability for falsification of history and the right to be forgotten.