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The Lenin’s Mausoleum

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

After the Lenin´s death in 1924, a wooden mausoleum was erected on the Red square. In 1929, architect Aleksei Shchusev was commissioned to design a more lasting home for the body. The result, unveiled a year later, is a squat but attractive pyramid in layers of red, grey and black granite that harmonizes remarkably well with the Kremlin buildings behind it, despite its clear Constructivist influences. The corpse of Lenin´s body is embalmed and lying in a glass casket. His orange-tinted face and hands look waxy and are bathed in light.


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One of the most weird places I visited. It is located just on Red Square so it's easy to find. But before you will get in you should queue and it takes about 10 minutes. Don't forget to leave your phone and camera in the storage which is located in the History Museum building. Then you can go straight to the mausoleum to see embalmed body of Soviet Leader, he look more like wax statue than a dead person - quite creepy. Open 10:00 - 13:00. Closed Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

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