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Ilya Zbarsky

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Ilya Zbarsky

November 9, 2007

Ilya Borisovich Zbarsky (Russian: Илья Борисович Збарский; October 13, 1913 – November 9, 2007) was the Russian head of Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow, Russia. Zbarsky worked as the director of the Vladimir Lenin's Mausoleum from 1956 until 1989. He was appointed as "Advisor at the Direction of the Institute" in 1989 due to his age. He was the son of Boris Zbarsky, who helped mummify Lenin's body in 1924. Zbarsky was a member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

With Samuel Hutchinson, he was the author of the book Lenin's Embalmers.

He died on November 9, 2007.


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