Celebrations held as pro-Russia rebels mark 'liberation' from Ukraine

Ukraine's largest rebel-controlled city on on Saturday marked six months of "independence" from Kiev with Russian and separatist flags, a concert and even a ballet portraying their insurgency.

Berlin blocks unearthing of giant Lenin statue head

German authorities have blocked plans to excavate a 3.5 tonne granite head of Vladimir Lenin for display in a new Berlin museum due to logistical and cost concerns, the organisers of the exhibition and local media said.

Russian scientists name fossil reptile after Lenin

Russian scientists, studying pre-historic life, have named a recently discovered fossil ichthyosaur after Vladimir Lenin, the father of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.

Lenin custodians ready to help embalm Chavez

The Russian specialists who care for the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin are ready to help in the process of embalming the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

World leaders pay tribute at Hugo Chavez`s funeral

Prominent leaders from Latin American and around the world converged here to attend the funeral of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on Friday.

Russia’s ‘communist icon’ Lenin’s mausoleum to undergo major repair work

Revolutionary Russian leader Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum will undergo major repair work after its foundation suffered water damage.

Half of Russians want Lenin buried: Poll

The debate about what to do with Vladimir Lenin`s body has been going on ever since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Was Lenin poisoned to death by Stalin?

Popular theory maintains that Vladmir Lenin died from the sexually-transmitted disease syphilis.

Tripura school book drops Mahatma, Congress plans fast

Leaders of the opposition Congress would launch a hunger strike protesting the replacement Mahatma Gandhi`s name with Communist icon Vladimir Lenin in a Class 5 textbook in the Left-ruled Tripura, a party leader said.

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.

Fresh debate on Lenin`s burial with new online poll

Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the erstwhile Soviet Union, died on January 21, 1924.

Russia`s ruling party launches online poll on Lenin`s burial

Russia`s ruling party has launched
an online poll on the burial of
Vladimir Lenin amid demands that his
mummified body, which has been kept at his tomb on the
historic Red Square since his death be removed.

Lawmaker demands removal of Lenin`s body from Red Square

A prominent Russian lawmaker has
demanded the removal of Vladimir Lenin`s mummified body from
his tomb on the historic Red Square saying that the founder of
the Soviet State is `highly controversial political figure`.