COMMUNISTS: A Semi-Permanent Thing

When Lenin died in 1924, so many Russians filed past his bier that a Soviet leader asked: "Could we not make a semi-permanent thing of it?" Professors Boris Zbarsky and Vladimir Vorobyev went to work, and after four months announced they had found a method that would preserve Lenin's body intact indefinitely.

Last week, Sofia announced that precisely the same method would be applied to the body of the late Georgi Dimitrov—the first Communist hero since Lenin to receive the signal honor of this treatment.

Even before the special embalmers got started, Dimitrov looked...

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