HANOI (Reuters) – The embalmed corpse of Vietnam’s founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, is in great condition, state media said on Friday, a month after the government recruited a team of Russian experts to help preserve the former revolutionary’s body.
In June, Vietnam formed a special council of Vietnamese and Russian scientists to assess the condition of Ho’s ageing corpse, which was first embalmed nearly 50 years ago.
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“The council proposed further improving the procedures to examine and assess President Ho Chi Minh’s body, using scientific methods,” the official Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
The body is in “great condition and has been well-preserved,” the news agency added.
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The late leader, affectionately known as “Uncle Ho” in Vietnam, died in 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War. He was 79.
He is preserved in a large Soviet-designed mausoleum in the capital, Hanoi, where he is displayed within a glass coffin in the dark interior.
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Several countries across the world, including China, North Korea and Vietnam, have embalmed their...
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