Lenin's Mausoleum

Moscow, Russia

Lenin's Mausoleum serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His embalmed body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924 (with rare exceptions in wartime). Aleksey Shchusev's diminutive but monumental granite structure incorporates some elements from ancient mausoleums, such as the Step Pyramid and the Tomb of Cyrus the Great.

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Founded: 1924
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Russia

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0verfiend 4 Ever (3 years ago)
This is closed till Apr 17. Last time was here a few years ago and the line was huge but moved quickly.
LordMountbatten (4 years ago)
This man created the most powerful union ever
Emma Louise (4 years ago)
If you are interested with the history then it's nice for you
Vasilis Kos. (4 years ago)
The place where they keep the body of Lenin. Nothing so special...
Jaroslav Madacki (4 years ago)
Lenin's Mausoleum, also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in the Red Square in the centre of Moscow, is a mausoleum that currently serves as the resting place of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. His preserved body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924, with rare exceptions in wartime. Alexey Shchusev's diminutive but monumental granite structure incorporates some elements from ancient mausoleums, such as the Step Pyramid, the Tomb of Cyrus the Great and, to some degree, Temple of the Inscriptions.
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