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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • I believe it's a must see when you are in Moscow. Well, sincerely, all the place is dark and little scary. We visited the Mausoleum with my wife in September and we walked alone. Really interesting place, worth the visit.
  • Went there on my first visit to Moscow, and it was a legendary experience. The hall was so grand, it could've been a part of a palace and it would still stand out. Lenin was the main attraction though, so I, of course, walked up close to see his face. However, he suddenly came back to life, hopped out of his grave, stared at me, dead in the eye. I remember every single word he said to me, still to this day. "Tovarishch, we will establish real communism today, you and me. We will remove the imperialist and capitalist scum from this glorious nation, and-- oh cyka I'm not supposed to be alive." With that, he jumped back into the grave instantaneously and returned to his gracious slumber. And this is the story of the first time I took shrooms.
  • Really cool to see, but make sure you're there early or when it isn't crowded. You don't have a lot of time to look at Lenin and you'll be emphatically urged along by heavily armed sentries if you pause, but it's still pretty cool to say you've seen Lenin.
  • Fantastic communist, even better bread, I'd almost say its better than Papa's Wingeria so what are you waiting for, come on down and get yourself some of our thai spicy raw turkey breasts.
  • El mausoleo de Lenin en Moscú... Si te gusta la historia de este país debes visitarlo y ver las estatuas de los intelectuales que viajaron con Lenin de regreso a Moscú y entender porque es tan importante para los rusos la conservación del cuerpo de Lenin... De antemano debes llegar muy temprano o someterte a una fila talvez inmensa y una vez adentro es oscuro y sobretodo es sagrado... Para los rusos es muy importante que guardes el debido respeto al entrar a este sitio y se lo tomaran muy a mal si no te comportas a la altura...

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