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Nationality
  
Russian

Political party
  
Bolsheviks

Died
  
January 6, 1921

Name
  
Lev Karpov

Occupation
  
Chemist


Lev Karpov

Born
  
April 18, 1879 (
1879-04-18
)

Lev Iakovlevich Karpov (April 18 (30), 1879 – January 6, 1921) was a Russian Chemist and Bolshevik revolutionary.

Karpov attended the Moscow Higher Technical School graduating in 1910. After moving to Voronezh he became involved with the Northern Russian Workers’ Union.

Leonid Krasin spoke at his funeral suggesting that science would be able to restore the dead back to life:

"I am certain that the time will come when science will become all- powerful, that it will be able to recreate a deceased organism. I am certain that the time will come when one will be able to use the elements of a person's life to recreate the physical person. And I am certain that when that time will come, when the liberation of mankind, using all the might of science and technology, the strength and capacity of which we cannot now imagine, will be able to resurrect great historical figures- and I am certain that when that time will come, among the great figures will be our comrade, Lev Iakovlevich."

Legacy

The oldest chemical factory in Russia, established in 1868 was renamed the Joint Stock Company "Chemical Plant Karpov" after Lev Karpov. It is located in Mendeleyevsk (Tatarstan).

References

Lev Karpov Wikipedia