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Cardiology Legend Killed

Irina Ganelina, a survivor of the Siege of Leningrad who founded the first cardiac rehabilitation laboratory in the Soviet Union in the 1960s, was killed by a snowplow in St. Petersburg, Fontanka.ru reported.

Ganelina, 89, was allegedly jaywalking Wednesday on Ulitsa Lenina when she was hit by the snowplow, which was backing up without turning on its warning lights, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported on its web site.

Ganelina, a widow of prominent historian Yakov Lurye, is survived by a son, Lev Lurye, also a historian and a television journalist.

In a separate incident on the same day in the city, a 2-year-old child was killed by another snowplow, apparently after falling off a toboggan dragged by her parents, Fontanka.ru said.

(MT)


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