East StratCom disinformation claim:

Moscow State University is ranked third in the world, says Victor Sadovnichy, Rector of Moscow State University.

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Period/date: 9. January 2017

Debunk claim:

The chief of Russia’s oldest university told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his school ranked third in the world in terms of education quality. However, the third-place ranking only pertains to a narrow metric of post-graduation alumni accomplishments. http://www.polygraph.info/a/msu-russia-sadovnichy-putin/28232359.html. Currently, Stanford university ranks as third in the world after Oxford University and California Institute of Technology whereas Moscow State university is on 188th place https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats.

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This information is reported by Polygraphinfo in Disinformation Review issue 55. The item is located at row number 2 in the report.

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