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Georgy Ivanovich SAMARIN
02/07/1944 - 05/25/2020

The Directorate and the Trade Union Committee of the Institute of Biomedical Problems with deep regret report that Acting Deputy Director, Head of the Laboratory, Georgy Ivanovich SAMARIN, died suddenly on May 25, 2020.

In 1968, G.I. SAMARIN graduated from the 2nd Moscow Medical Institute named after N.I. Pirogov and entered the Graduate school at the Institute of Biomedical Problems.

In the period from 1972 to 1991, he worked in the 3rd Main Directorate under the Ministry of Health of the USSR as an inspector-doctor, Deputy Head and Head of the Department of Space Biology and Medicine.

All professional activity of G.I. Samarin has been associated with Space Medicine. While working in the 3rd Main Directorate under the Ministry of Health of the USSR, he made a great personal contribution to the organization and coordination of work aimed at creating and improving the System of Medical and Biological Support for the professional activities of cosmonauts and raising the safety of space flights.

Since 1991 G.I. SAMARIN works in the SSC RF-IBMP as the Head of the Scientific and Organizational Department, and since 1996 as the Head of the Laboratory and the Acting Deputy Director.

G.I. SAMARIN was responsible for the implementation of one of the most important activities in the Institute. Under his leadership, Biomedical Research Programs during Space flights are formed and implemented, including international projects. He performed a large amount of work aimed at organizing pre- and post-flight clinical and physiological examinations of cosmonauts.
He was directly involved in the implementation of Biological Research in Space missions under the BION Program.

G.I.SAMARIN made a great contribution to the organization and implementation of Scientific Research aimed at developing the concept of creating a System of Medical and Biological support for man in Space missions beyond low Earth orbits.

The results of G.I. SAMARINs Scientific Research are reflected in numerous publications and has been repeatedly presented at Russian and International Scientific Forums.

For his great contribution to the development of Manned Space Exploration, he was awarded the Order of the "Red Banner of Labor", the medal "For Distinguished Labour", the "Health Care Excellence" award, many medals of the Russian Space Agency and the Cosmonautics Federation, and was awarded the titles of "Veteran of Cosmonautics" and "Honorary Healthcare practitioner of Moscow", was elected a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

G.I. SAMARIN possessed high professionalism and responsibility, wide erudition, willingness to selflessly share his rich experience and knowledge - qualities that earned him well-deserved authority and respect of the Institute staff and related organizations. On the occasion of the untimely death of G.I. SAMARIN Institute staff expresses deep condolences to his family and friends.

The staff of the Institute will always keep a good memory of the remarkable scientist and person - Georgy Ivanovich SAMARIN.

Directorate, friends and colleagues