The leader of the world proletariat, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, died at a fairly young age, several months before his 54th birthday. His example clearly showed that even the greatest people are mortal. The leadership of the USSR made every effort to eliminate this annoying misunderstanding, because the leaders had to live, if not forever, then a very, very long time.
One of the most influential scientists in this field was Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Bogomolets, a man of amazing destiny. He was born in 1881 in the Lukyanovskaya prison in Kiev, where his mother was under investigation in the case of the South Russian Workers' Union. Soon the child was taken away by relatives, and the mother died a few years later in Siberia from tuberculosis.
Alexander Bogomolets graduated from the medical faculty of Novorossiysk University and took up research in the field of endocrinology and the nervous system. Shortly before the outbreak of the First World War, he created a dispensary for the "fight against premature death." The scientist decided to scientifically prove that man lives on Earth too little, he must live more than 100 years.
Alexander Alexandrovich took the October Revolution with delight, because his mother died for the idea of universal equality. And the Bolsheviks really liked the topic of his research: in a socialist country people should live happily ever after. Bogomolets stated that he had developed the elixir of immortality - the ACS serum, which would prevent the destruction of the connective tissue in the human body, and people would be able to live 150 years. In 1939, his book "Life Extension" was published.
Life Extension 1939
At this time, Stalin turned 60 years old. He himself did not mind living for 150 years, therefore, he took the research of Bogomolets seriously. True, he gave a decree to classify the book, recipes for longevity should not be available to everyone. But the "leader of the peoples" did not forget the scientist, generously showering him with awards. Bogomolets received the Stalin Prize, the title of Hero of Socialist Labor, two Orders of Lenin.
Alas, all of Stalin's plans were destroyed by the death of a scientist. A. A. Bogomolets died in 1946, having lived only 65 years. Stalin flew into a rage, angrily declaring: "He deceived all of us!" It is not surprising that soon the works of Bogomolets were declared utopian and unscientific, and the institutions created by him were on the verge of closure.
But, it cannot be said that the works of the scientist were completely useless. His methods of blood transfusion saved the lives of many Red Army soldiers during the war. In addition, overstrain from hard work was called the main cause of the scientist's death.