What do you know about the Lenin mausoleum?

In 1924, when Lenin died, the Communist Party leadership decided not to bury its leader, but embalm his body and put it on public display.

In 1924, when Lenin died, the Communist Party leadership decided not to bury its leader, but embalm his body and put it on public display.

Lori/Legion-Media
The USSR ceased to exist 25 years ago, but the body of its founder Vladimir Lenin continues to lie in a mausoleum on Red Square beside the Kremlin walls. Find out here why the tomb was built, why Lenin has still not been given a normal burial, and how much the state pays to preserve him.

In 1924, when Lenin died, the Communist Party leadership decided not to bury its leader, but embalm his body and put it on public display. Source: Lori/Legion-MediaIn 1924, when Lenin died, the Communist Party leadership decided not to bury its leader, but embalm his body and put it on public display. Source: Lori/Legion-Media

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