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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 13:35

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.


Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.

First Published: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 13:35

More from zeenews

comments powered by Disqus