Over 60% of Russians want Lenin`s body to be buried

Vladimir Lenin`s corpse was embalmed and placed in a mausoleum in Red Square.

Moscow: More than 60 percent of Russians want Vladimir Lenin`s body to be removed from his mausoleum in Moscow`s Red Square and buried, according to a poll.

Forty three percent of those polled were in favour of burying the leader of the Bolshevik revolution immediately, while, 18 percent believed that this should be done at a later date, according to the All-Russia Centre for the Study of Public Opinion.

Thirty percent are in favour of leaving Lenin in the mausoleum as they believe it has long become a major tourist attraction.

The survey was held on January 29-30 in 138 residential areas across the country, with the participation of 1,600 people.

Lenin died on January 21, 1924. His corpse was embalmed and placed in a specially built mausoleum in the Red Square. Thousands of tourists visit the tomb every year.