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Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow

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An important piece of Russian history, Vladimir Lenin's embalmed body lies on display at Lenin's Mausoleum. This tomb has publically exhibited the communist leader's body since shortly after his death in 1924. Architect Aleksey Shchusev built the original wooden mausoleum on Red Square near the Kremlin wall for the "Father of the Revolution." Lenin's body was kept in a number of different sarcophaguses over the years, and the site has undergone numerous renovations. Though the body is not as well preserved as it once was, but the museum remains an important site in Moscow from the Soviet Era. By using our Moscow travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Lenin's Mausoleum and other attractions in Moscow.
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  • Very disappointed to discover that the mausoleum is closed until April while renovations are in process. OK to walk by but not the same as seeing Lenin.  more »
  • On a visit to Moscow, it actually is a must to talk to. I can do that now, once again I want to use my time otherwise. There are certainly more beautiful and better places in Moscow.
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  • Well, no wonder I poems about his school taught. Geek dream come true. I went to Lenin. His very seriously guard, linger in front of the sarcophagus are particularly impossible. To expand horizons and for authoritative participation in disputes on "real or not"-visit necessarily.
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  • First... do not go to red square on Fridays if you intended to visit Lenin's Mausoleum. Check the opening days and hours. There is a long line of visitors, but it takes 15-20 minutes to enter. Body Inspection is serious, so try to not carry handbags or something with yourself. Also visiting the Mausoleum if free. Inside the Mausoleum is dark and impressive. You should be respectful ... so do not put your hands in your pocket. You just have 20-25 seconds to visit Lenin's body. He seems calm, cold and artificial but very effective... you will not forget this moment for rest of your life. Outside of the Mausoleum you will find the tombs of many other former Soviets famous Characters. I found Gagarin's who was so interesting for me. At the end of the path you can find a proper place to take a selfie pic with a nice view of Saint Basil.
  • First of all I am an indian and it is too cold for this nationality to visit the place in october. The wind constantly ravaged the place and left my fingers numb. Otherwise the place is great for tourisrd with the great Vladmir Ilrych Lenin resting in his tomb. The mausoleum is also in close contact
  • We paid homage to Lenin mid October, which is not the tourist season here. This was great for us, as there was no queue to stand in and we just walked straight in. Photography and videography is not allowed here and there are a lot of guards positioned all over the place. You should be dressed decently to enter the place, can't stop while looking at Lenin's body, but can walk around very slowly. Do take note that the place is opened only in the mornings, and not on all days. You would want to check the timings before deciding to head here.
  • Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin. Short visit, stay silent and walk inside this structure. Here his preserved body has been on public display there since his death in 1924. It is free and worth if you are interested in Russian post revolutionary history.
  • Short but intense visit. The atmosphere and the smell is weird. It's a free attraction, so you must wait above 45 min queuing but it's worth it!