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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  • Wow...Never thought that I would one day be standing in front of Lenin's body. At it happened that fateful day of august. Lenin's mausoleum is on one end of the Kremlin square. And since you will defi...  more »
  • It took 40 minutes to get to the front of the queue in the freezing cold, I'd have preferred to spend a little more time in there, but it is a historic and atmospheric place and I'm glad I visited.  more »
  • Interesting experience, which the soot that is surrounding us. Visitors were impressed by much more than us. The guided tour of the mausoleum itself is strictly regulated, sentries at every nook and corner. We have visited the mausoleum had now reopened (in contrast to our last visit to Moscow) and on top of that, the serpent at the entrance was very short, we have to wait 2 minutes.
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  • There's nothing quite like it - a must visit if you're in Moscow. Be warned that entrance is free - anyone offering to sell tickets is a fraud. Be prepared to queue as well, I visited on a Tuesday morning and joined the queue around 9:45, 15 minutes before opening and it took me about half an hour to get in. I didn't find security as intense as I had been led to believe - maybe I just went on a good day! Once you're in, you keep moving; it wasn't as quick as I thought though and provided you walk with your hands out of your pockets & don't talk, you won't incur any trouble from the security. Seeing Lenin was a highlight and it's amazing how they've preserved him.
  • I have visited the mousoleum 1994. When good old communism was alive. A soldier made me to stand upwards and keep my hand strait. This to honor Lenin. A miracle how they kept the dead body for such a long time...
  • What a mortifyingly awesome experience! Beware of the time it opens because there will be lines. Entrance is free. Be respectful in the environment you are entering, considering it's a tomb. It's clean, neat and well preserved. There will always be guards ready to answer questions if needed. If you are going to see a dead man's body preserved inside a glass box, it might as well be Lenin's. Remember that pictures aren't allowed inside, only outside. The room is dark, so even if you wanna try taking a hidden picture, quality will be poor, so not worth it.
  • Pretty amazing experience to visit Lenin's Mausoleum. He definitely changed the course of Russian history. Its a must do for any visitor to Moscow.
  • You should be aware of that the entrance for this tomb isn’t on the front of the place. You could find the entrance on the right side of the tomb in 2 minutes walking distance. I blew my 20 minutes on the front of the tomb. Keep in mind.
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