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Death’s Garden: Lenin’s Mausoleum

by Melodie Bolt In January 1988, I stood in Red Square with thirty American college students watching Lenin’s Honor Guard change. The replacement soldiers exited the Kremlin gate and moved parallel to the Kremlin wall. The duo marched in long … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #121: Lenin’s Tomb

The Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin Red Square Moscow, Russia Founded: 1924 Number of interments: 1 Open: Information varies across the web. It looks like your best bet is to visit Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. … Continue reading

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Dead People on Display

Lenin`s Embalmer by Ilya Zbarsky My rating: 4 of 5 stars I came at this book not from the perspective of a history aficionado but, as you might guess, as someone fascinated by the concept of keeping one’s leaders under … Continue reading

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