Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a trusted and well known Russian
and Soviet biologist who first garnered recognition when he successfully used
one stallion to fertilize 500 mares via artificial insemination.
In 1910, he gave a presentation at the World Congress
of Zoologists in which he described the possibility of creating a
human/chimpanzee hybrid using his new technology. News of this found its way to
Joseph Stalin. There is a misconception that Stalin ordered Ivanov to create a
human/ape hybrid soldier that would be supernaturally strong, feel no pain, and
eat anything to keep nourished. The truth is, Stalin wanted to use the
experiment to disprove the creation myth and show evolution at work by creating
a new species.
At first, Ivanov tried impregnating female chimpanzees
using the sperm of human males. The experiment was a failure. After that he
switched roles and tried to impregnate a human woman with the sperm of an
He managed to find a woman who was willing to carry
the hybrid baby but the orangutan died before the experiment could take place.
Due to political changes the experiment came under
much criticism and Ivanov was eventually arrested and exiled before he could
finish his experiment.
Writer of humorous novels; The Accidental Scoundrel, and Tripping the Night Fantastic.
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