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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