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(4424) Arkhipova

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1967 DB. Discovered 1967 Feb. 16 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Irina Konstantinovna Arkhipova (1925– ), an outstanding representative of the Russian vocal school. For more than 30 years she was a soloist at the Bol’shoj Theatre and sang in many well-known opera houses around the world. In 1995 there will be a celebration of her career. A professor at the Moscow Conservatoire, she educated a constellation of outstanding singers. Arkhipova is an eminent public figure who established a special charitable fund. Since 1967 she has been chief judge of the M. I. Glinka {see planet  (2205)} competition, and on several occasions she chaired the international jury for the P. I. Chajkovskij (Tchaikovsky) {see planet  (2266)} vocal competition. (M 24916)

Name proposed by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy.

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