Lenin’s Body Gets Embalmed

January 27, 2022

In a glass sarcophagus inside a Moscow tourist attraction rests the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin. Situated in Moscow’s Red Square, Lenin’s mausoleum represents a time in Russian history that many contemporary Russians now celebrate. To others, the mausoleum represents a time in Russian history that led to citizen oppression and Soviet Communism. 

As Lenin’s mausoleum nears its 100th birthday, it’s worth remembering that the old Communist Party of the Soviet Union is still around. Each election cycle, Russia’s Communist Party loses the popular election for President. Recently, Lenin’s mausoleum reopened to the public to small crowds, mostly due to Covid 19.

Who Was Vladimir Lenin?

On Jan 27, 1924, Lenin was put in a mausoleum In Red Square. Lenin’s body remains perpetually viewable to anyone who visits Moscow and the Red Square. Lenin should be remembered for his leadership during the Russian Revolution. This was a time when the Russian people threw off the shackles of peasant hood to become members of a state, a country with national pride.

By most accounts, Lenin is the father of modern Communism even though the Soviet Union no longer exists. Some might even say he is the founder of modern Russia because of the Soviet Union. Why does Lenin have this distinction? He was the leader of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which in itself is a big deal. Lenin is modern Russia’s founding father, even if the government he founded is now out of power. Yet the Lenin mausoleum remains a tourist attraction.

7 Comments

  1. Irving Schlinger

    Vladimir Lenin?? Not in his lifetime. Born Vladimir Illich Ulyanov he used the nom de guerre Nicolai Lenin to elude the Tsar’s police. Calling him Vladimir Lenin is about as accurate as calling the first U.S. President Donald Washington.

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  2. Todd

    Don’t you want to mention the atrocities and millions of murders that Lenin called for when he was in power. And how a once proud country suffered under communism. Don’t sugar coat communism/socialism, they perpetuated millions of deaths and continue to do so by a government decree.

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  3. David carr

    I beg to disagree with the author. The communist party is alive and well in Russia. The leader is a former KBG officer and Russia is on the doorstep of one of their former satellite countries, set on invading it at any moment. Enslaving the country to communism.

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  4. Argy

    The commander of an utopic regime that offers to much and gives nothing to those that follows it, and made poorer the people!

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  5. Dominic Ramon Bass

    Nice to have known Lenin’s contribution to Russian people. He was a part of history that had a good purpose for the poor.

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  6. Charles Lowrey

    Lenin was a mass murderer responsible for 10s of millions of deaths. There is nothing to celebrate in his life.

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  7. DRLJR

    Something people need to learn is the real history. The Czar had abdicate and the Russian Empire was run by the Duma – a democratic government the Czar created just before he abdicated. Lenin created a massive depraved dictatorship that resulted in around 50 millions people being killed and the people of the Russian Empire are still suffering. The DUMA, the current government at the time, decided it was the best interest of everyone to bring the Czar back as a Constitutional Monarch. The Bolsheviks, i.e. Lenin, Stalin, and other Marxist, did not like that and started a Civil War to impose a dictatorship. Lenin is no hero but is a depraved murderer.

    Consider, when the NAZIs, who had taken over Germany in the 1930s, who were just like the Bolsheviks, invaded Russia the people of Russia viewed the German Army as liberators not invaders. It was only after the “Death Squads” were sent that the Russian Orthodox Church got people to fight the Germans. Learn the real history. Lenin is no different than Mao who murdered around 100 million people or Hitler than murdered 12 million people.

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