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Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • I just got back from Moscow and I visited this mausoleum. Fortunately very little tail and very smooth, I'm glad I went because it's a milestone that deserves to be made. At the entrance you pass a background check, even for scholarships and after a stairway with several guards who seek silence leads to the room with the body of Lenin. Recommended
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  • Not sure its really Lenin in the open casket, but it sure looks like him. My wife researched this and learned that he has been continuously embalmed over the years. One needs to line up by 10 am and i...  read more »
  • Visiting red square, it's hard not to notice, or skip the Lenin's mausoleum. My personal opinion is that this place is not necessarily to visit and perhaps Lenin returns what he has done for my life that still cannot be upokoennym and placed on public display. Appreciate the attraction as part of red square and therefore put-good.
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  • 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!
  • Truly an interesting experience. In addition to seeing Lenin, anyone with a passing knowledge of Soviet history (and ability to read Cyrillic) will appreciate the gravesites, which can only be accessed through the tomb. For Americans: bonus points for finding the two American buried here!
  • Go there at 10.30, waited over an hour in the line. So be prepared to wait. Personally I thought it was a bit creepy and not a must do in my opinion.
  • It was long queue with controlled access. But, it worth the effort to see Lenin and to appreciate the history of Russia.
  • Entry is free but controlled. It's a must see where you can find plates honoring major members of soviet history, the pinacle being Lenin himself of course. Only the morning, when no special event.
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