Vera Ivanovna Ilyina, a dedicated, eminent, highly talented scientist and one of the pioneers of Jurassic palynology, peacefully passed away at her home in Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia, on 14 December 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Vera Ilyina was born on 10 September 1930 in the small town of Kineshma on the banks of the Volga River in Ivanovo Oblast, central western Russia. The population of Kineshma is currently ∼90,000. It is of great historical significance and was a major centre for sturgeon fishing, but is now most well known for its textile industry. Vera was raised in a...

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