Ho Chi Minh, a key figure in Vietnam’s independence movement, died in 1969 [File: Jorge Silva/Reuters]

Vietnam has formed a special team of experts – including four Russian scientists – to help preserve the embalmed body of the Communist-ruled state’s founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, according to a written copy of the official decision seen by Reuters news agency. 

The special council has been created to assess the condition of Ho’s corpse, which was first embalmed nearly 50 years ago and work is due to start next month. 

“The council is tasked with proposing plans and scientific measures to preserve and protect the absolute safety of Chairman Ho Chi Minh’s body for the long term,” Reuters reported the decision as saying.

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