Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow

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An important piece of Russian history, Vladimir Lenin's embalmed body lies on display at Lenin's Mausoleum. This tomb has publically exhibited the communist leader's body since shortly after his death in 1924. Architect Aleksey Shchusev built the original wooden mausoleum on Red Square near the Kremlin wall for the "Father of the Revolution." Lenin's body was kept in a number of different sarcophaguses over the years, and the site has undergone numerous renovations. Though the body is not as well preserved as it once was, but the museum remains an important site in Moscow from the Soviet Era. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lenin's Mausoleum and many more Moscow attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Moscow trip itinerary maker .
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  • Located in the Red Square is a journey for which it is advisable to go early by the queue that is formed in its access. Once entered you can not stop the march, take pictures or for example walk with your hands inside the pockets of jackets or trousers. Impressive Lenin's body embalmed.
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  • Did not plan to visit the Lenin's Mausoleum but while browsing on a Red Square, and St Basil's Cathedral I stumbled upon the mausoleum too. Not my cup of the tea. I prefer churches, parks, museums and...  more »
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  • Вам надо ждать очень долго, чтобы смотреть мавсолей Ленина. Но понятно, потому что этот самый великий человек изменил наш мир как мы знаем сейчас. While the wait is long it is absolutely worth it for a history lover (me not entirely familiar with it). But my friend who came along was moved a lot. It was very cold and standing in the queue for more than 40 minutes didn't help the situation. But the experience itself was strangely peaceful to me. I didn't expect a man to look so perfect after so many years of his death. The security is strict of course. The whole visit lasted only 5 minutes but it is something worth remembering forever. Also if closes after a particular time. The queue isn't stopped but simply cut off. Around 1pm I think.
  • There's no way to stop and feel the historic atmosphere of the place. They will make you walk past Lenin very fast, and if you stop, the guardians will shout at you. The advantage of this is that the huge line in front of the entrance is moving pretty fast
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