This vintage photo depicts a long queue to get in a Lenin's Mausoleum [ in Russian 'Мавзолей Ленина' or 'Mavzolei Lenina'). The body or Vladimir Lenin, the Father of the Revolution, was put there after his death in 1924! If you do wish to visit him you have to go without bags and cameras - no filming inside. Visitors are kept moving, so you only get to spend a few minutes inside the mausoleum before you're hurried out by the guards. #learnrussian #studyrussian #russianlanguag
It Costs Russia $200,000 a Year to Keep Vladimir Lenin’s Body Looking Life-Like
Vladimir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary and architect of the Soviet Union, died from syphilis caught from a Parisian prostitute and not from a stroke as has always been believed, new research has claimed.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: In 1904 he "devoted several months to the writing of One Step Forward Two Steps Back (The Crisis in Our Party), making a careful study of the minutes and resolutions of the Second Party Congress, of the speeches of each of the delegates and the political groupings at the Congress." Click to read his writing.