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Russian scientists name fossil reptile after Lenin

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 12:44

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 15:10

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

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 22:52

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 14:00

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

Lenin monument vandalised in Russia

Last Updated: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 13:11

Red paint was splattered on the monument, located near the Nevskaya Zastava museum, a place where Lenin had met with supporters before the revolution.

Half of Russians want Lenin buried: Poll

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:04

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?

Last Updated: Sunday, May 06, 2012, 16:55

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

Tripura school book drops Mahatma, Congress plans fast

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 21:31

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 03, 2011, 13:35

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

Fresh debate on Lenin`s burial with new online poll

Last Updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 21:18

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

Last Updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 16:05

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 22:19

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`.