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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lenin's Mausoleum and many more Moscow attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Moscow trip itinerary maker .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Finally visited the mausoleum, in spite of the fact that all life has lived in Moscow, as it did not, the place is very popular with tourists, here with friends went. Were in the winter, there was no queue inside all very strictly, not give linger, bypass the quick step, you can't take pictures inside. Watch one time worth, although I am not for this place.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Preserved body of Lenin guarded by very serious soldiers who frown if you dare smile and make you move at their pace.Not fun, but interesting to see.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A different experience visiting this sight. After reading reviews decided to arrive earlier then the opening time of 10am. Arrived at 9.30am on a Wednesday and the queue was already very big. However,...  more »
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  • First... do not go to red square on Fridays if you want to visit Lenin's Mausoleum. Check the opening days and hours before going there. There is a long line of visitors, but don't panic, it takes about 15-20 minutes to enter. Body Inspection is serious, so it is better not carry handbags or something with yourself. Also visiting the Mausoleum is free and you don't need to look for ticket kiosks. 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 Yuri Gagarin's, the first astronaut, that 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.
  • Nice, but strange place. Why they keep that dead man not buried or rest in peace? Be ready for full inspection before entry, no photos are allowed. Strange soviet-era object to visit, but it worth it. P.s. Lenin is without brain is laying here, because his brain is stored in the Institute of Lenin's Brain!
  • There is a wide known conspiracy theory that there is a dummy instead of Lenin. I visited this mausoleum and it kinda looks like it, or maybe it's just because of the lights. Security is on the high level and other "graves" are nicely organised, but all in all, nothing si spectacular.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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