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Offline Dominic_Albanese

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Lenin's Body to Belarus???
« on: May 07, 2009, 07:16:00 PM »
Only in Russia...

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http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090507/121490956.html

MOSCOW, May 7 (RIA Novosti) - The body of Vladimir Lenin may go on public display in Belarus if Russia decides to remove the father of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution from his Red Square resting place, highly placed sources have said.

Lenin's embalmed body has been displayed in a glass case in a mausoleum in Red Square since his death following a series of strokes in 1924. His continuing presence in the heart of Moscow has been an ongoing source of controversy since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. It has been suggested that Lenin's body could be buried in a new national military cemetery to be opened in 2011.

Although there has been no official announcement on this, recent opinion polls suggest such a move would have the support of two thirds of Russians.

Sources close to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko say he is ready to order the construction of a tomb similar to the iconic Red Square mausoleum for the Soviet leader's body in the capital, Minsk. They also claim that the topic has been discussed a number of times at the highest level.

Former collective farm director Lukashenko has led the former Soviet republic of Belarus since 1994, coming to power on a wave of nostalgia for the Soviet Union.

The news comes shortly after Russian Culture Minister Alexander Avdeyev said that Lenin's body was not "a culturally valuable object" for Russia.

A hole was recently blasted in the buttocks of a 10-meter bronze Lenin statue in St. Petersburg. The incident led to protests by Communist Party supporters.

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Re: Lenin's Body to Belarus???
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 10:51:16 AM »
Hi,

Interesting news!!

Question:
What happened to Lenin's wife?  When did she die & where is she buried?
Perhaps they should bury Lenin next to her;  it really isn't natural to embalm a body and put it on display.
Evita Peron also should be buried!! - - - just my opinion!!

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Re: Lenin's Body to Belarus???
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 12:09:07 PM »
Evita is buried at the cemetary of Recoleta,Buenos Aires,Argentina.As far as Lenin is concerned,which dump would want that wax figure?
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Re: Lenin's Body to Belarus???
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 05:52:16 PM »
Hi Lucien,

Thank you for telling me that Evita is actually buried!!  I did not know that...
I heard she was embalmed and displayed to the public after she died, but never knew they actually buried her later....

One learns something new every day!!

Cheers,
Larry

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Re: Lenin's Body to Belarus???
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 09:23:54 PM »
Yeah, Lenin's body is just scary to me. The fact that its just...laying there...like that...looking the way it does...it always looks like hes gonna wake up and wave at ya...


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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 02:47:44 AM »
I don't care where it goes as long as it is well out of the way.

Same thought must have occurred with Russia's ruling party of president Medvedev and PM Putin
as they set up a poll on where to go with that wax monstrocity.

Have a peek here:

http://www.goodbyelenin.ru/

Now I just sit and wait til they put up a poll:

http://www.hellotsar.ru/

..as long as it isn't a lady from Madrid who's involved....


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Re: Lenin's Body to Belarus???
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 07:00:31 AM »
Krupskaya is buried  at the Kremlin wall, I think Stalin was moved there as well . That would be appropriate for Lennin, next to his wife. Lennin never wanted a memorial It was Stalin's idea for a PR prop-up for his regime.  Actually I do not care where they put him, but I like the mausoleum itself for it's architecture. It is a great review stand for Russia's leaders, whomever they may be , to display themselves and  ttheir foreign guests for state reviews.
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Re: Lenin's Body to Belarus???
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 05:40:04 AM »
If you ask me, they should take Lenin's body, cremate it, and dump the ashes down the nearest sewer (and they should do the same to Stalin).  This man ushered in one of the most murderous regimes in human history, because of him, millions lost their lives, millions more lost their country.

He should NOT be honoured, but reviled.  After all, do you see Hitler being honoured anywhere (aside from Neo-Nazi groups, of course).
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Re: Lenin's Body to Belarus???
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 08:58:17 PM »
I'm pretty sure Stalin was already creamated and its his ashes that are interred in the Kremlin wall.

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 11:42:30 AM »
My Russian friend and I went searching for his marker on the Kremlin wall and could not find him. Not to say he was not there, we just did not find it.
 Later,  someone told us he was now at the Novodivenchy cemetery, where  quite a lot of famous Russians are buried. Imperial as well as Soviets. WE were going there anyway to find the Regent Sophia's grave.. No luck on either of them.  The Regent is buried in the church and it was  closed for renovation. And, after reading just about every gravestone in the cemetery, which was quite interesting, no Stalin. We either overlooked him in our search, or he is someplace else.
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Re: Lenin's Body to Belarus???
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2011, 11:55:04 AM »
Maybe they did dump him into the sewer, where he belongs.
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