Lenin’s Mausoleum

Lenin’s Mausoleum

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Lenin’s Mausoleum is the final resting place of one of Russia’s most famous and ruthless leaders, Vladimir Lenin. The mausoleum borders Moscow’s Red Square.

History of Lenin’s Mausoleum

Born Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov on 22 April 1870, Lenin was a member of the Bolshevik division of Russia’s Social Democratic Workers’ Party. A revolutionary thinker and philosopher Lenin became the leader of the Bolshevik party before ascending to power as the first head of state of Soviet Russia as part of a coup d’état known as the October Revolution of 1917.

Lenin died of a stroke on 22 January 1924: despite his wishes to be buried next to his mother in St Petersburg, his body was embalmed and put on public display. More than 100,000 Russians came to pay their respects and view Lenin’s body over the next 6-8 weeks, and eventually it was decided it would be kept in a permanent mausoleum (as opposed to the hastily erected wooden one) on display in perpetuity, helping to fuel the cult of personality surrounding Lenin.

Soviet leaders regularly used the viewing platform above the mausoleum to oversee parades on Red Square. Stalin’s embalmed body was also on display in the mausoleum from his death in 1953 to 1961, when Soviet premiers began to distance themselves from Stalin’s policies. Multiple other major names in Soviet history are buried at the Kremlin Wall, including Stalin, Brezhnev, and Yuri Gagarin, amongst many others.

Ongoing preservation works are being undertaken by the Soviet government, including regular touch-ups to Lenin’s embalmed body and to the mausoleum itself. Rumours continue abound that the body on display is actually a fake, but there’s little evidence for this.

Lenin’s Mausoleum today

The mausoleum is still a major attraction – millions of people have visited in the past 100 years, and there’s normally a queue outside. Entry is free, but expect to have your bags and belongings searched. Photography is forbidden, you must be silent and respectful, and guards fiercely monitor behaviour within the mausoleum itself. Closed Mondays, Fridays and Sundays – check before visiting as other major parades or public holidays also alter opening hours and days. Even when the mausoleum is open, hours are limited (normally 10am – 1pm).

Getting to Lenin’s Mausoleum

Lenin’s Mausoleum is located just off Moscow’s famous Red Square, neat the entrance to the Alexander Garden – it’s unmissable. Red Square is most easily accessed via the trio of metro stations – Okhotnyy ryad (line 1), Teatralnaya (line 2), Ploschad’ Revolyutsii (line 3). All three are a five minute walk away from Red Square. Approach via the Marshal Zhukov monument for the most memorable impression.

Foreign leaders and celebrities on top of Lenin’s Mausoleum (PHOTOS)

The mausoleum of the first Soviet leader, Vladimir Lenin, is certainly the most famous site on Red Square that dates to the communist era. The structure used to act as a tribune for the Communisty Party&rsquos main leaders and heroes. Just like gods climbing Olympus, on major holidays and demonstrations the Soviet elite climbed those stairs and saluted applauding crowds below. Sometimes, however, people not related to the party elite or politics took their place there: national heroes, cosmonauts and even acclaimed writers. Very few foreign honored guests were invited to be on top, but we&rsquove compiled a list of some of them.

Dwight Eisenhower, the United States

Dwight Eisenhower (second from left) with Joseph Stalin (third from left)

The future U.S. president was invited to visit Moscow for the Victory parade in June 1945, while still an Army general. However, he wasn&rsquot able to attend, though later in July 1945 he joined Stalin in welcoming the Physical Culturists Parade and became the first American official to climb the Mausoleum. Soon after that Soviet-American relations descended into the Cold War and Western leaders were not welcomed in the USSR for sure not on this main podium of the Communism faith.

Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria

Georgi Dimitrov and his mother

A Comintern member, Dimitrov was sentenced in Berlin and blamed for setting a fire in the Reichstag. While on trial in court he made an impassioned speech supporting Communism against National Socialism, and so he was invited to the USSR and granted Soviet citizenship. He was even called &lsquothe Bulgarian Lenin&rsquo - and reviewed the Labor Day Parade on Red Square. In the photo he is with his mother. Interestingly, after his death a mausoleum was built for him in Bulgaria.

Romain Rolland, France

Romain Rolland, seconf from left in a hat, Maxim Gorky pictured right

Romain Rolland was one of the USSR's best friends. In 1935, he came to Moscow at Maxim Gorky&rsquos invitation. The French writer guested for a month in his Moscow house, and even had a meeting with Stalin and was absolutely charmed by him. As the most beloved Soviet proletarian author, Gorky was a frequent guest on the Mausoleum tribune, and with Rolland they stood there to welcome the Physical Culturists Parade. Rolland (portrait in a hat) was amazed by the spectacular procession of half-clothed athletes.

André Gide, France

André Gide pictured left, Joseph Stalin second from right

Another Soviet friend, the famous French writer Andre GIde, came to Moscow in 1936. He appeared at the funeral of Maxim Gorky and gave a speech on the Mausoleum. Traveling across the USSR, Gide lost his romantic perception of the country's new regime and of Stalin, and upon returning to France he wrote a negative expose in his nonfiction book Return from the USSR. Eventually all his works were banned from publication in the Soviet Union.

Mao Zedong, China

Mao Zedong (third from left)

The most famous Chinese Communist, Mao Zedong only traveled abroad twice- and both times to the USSR. The first time was in 1949 when he attended Stalin's 70th birthday. And then he returned in 1957 and joined Khrushchev for the Revolution&rsquos anniversary celebrations on the Mausoleum tribune. Well, after his death he got his own Mausoleum and even bigger than Lenin&rsquos.

Fidel Castro, Cuba

Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro

The Cuban revolutionary was a living legend and an honored guest in the USSR. He visited the Soviet Union and stood on the Mausoleum tribune several times. In 1963, Castro spent a month in the USSR and watched the May Day parade from the mausoleum shoulder by shoulder with Nikita Khrushchev. Then on May 23 he gave a two-hour long speech from the tribune. In 1987, Fidel climbed the Mausoleum again to watch the Revolution&rsquos anniversary parade with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Walter Ulbricht, the German Democratic Republic

Walter Ulbricht pictured left

Walter Ulbricht was a founder of the Communist Party in Germany and an Eastern Germany politician. In 1969, as a chairman of the State Council of East Germany, he came to the USSR to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Revolution.

Zhou Enlai, China

Zhou Enlai pictured right

The Chinese communist Zhou Enlai had a long history of relations with Soviet Russia. In the 1930s, he was recruiting Chinese students for the Communist University of the Toilers of the East in Moscow. In 1964, already as Premier of the People's Republic of China, Zhou Enlai climbed the Mausoleum to celebrate the Revolution&rsquos anniversary in Moscow.

Alois Indra and Vasiľ Biľak, the Czechoslovak Republic

Leonid Breshnev, Alois Indra and Vasiľ Biľak

These two communist politicians were very pro-Soviet and acted against the liberalisation of the Czechoslovak Republic (the so-called Prague Spring), and even called for &lsquofraternal assistance&rsquo from Moscow,- supporting the invasion of Soviet tanks into Czechoslovakia. Their loyalty was appreciated , and these two were invited to Moscow to celebrate the Revolution&rsquos anniversary in 1968.

Jaafar Nimeiry, Sudan, and Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Vietnam

Nguyễn Hữu Thọ (left), Jaafar Nimeiry (second from left)

In 1969, another celebration of the Revolution in Moscow gathered two allied leaders of the Soviet Union. Sudan Prime Minister Jaafar Nimeiry, who by that time had arranged a coup-d'etat in Sudan, taking the country to the political left and orienting it toward the USSR. Another honored guest was Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, chairman of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam that was socialistic and was at that moment an exiled opposition to the ruling government.

Lê Duẩn, Vietnam

Vietnamese leaders were frequent guests in the Soviet Union. In 1978, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Lê Duẩn, was invited to celebrate the 61th anniversary of the Revolution and watch the parade on a cold November day.

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Construction and development Edit

Sükhbaatar had been buried at the Altan-Ölgii National Cemetery in 1923, but was exhumed and reinterred into the mausoleum the following year. [3] In the 30s it was rebuilt, turning into an almost exact copy of the Lenin's Mausoleum. In 1952, the body of Marshal Choibalsan was placed in the mausoleum. [4] The last version of the mausoleum was built in 1954. On May 9, 1952, a resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party was issued, according to which the sketch of a new mausoleum of Choibalsan and Sükhbaatar by architect B. Chimed was approved. [5] According to this sketch, the tribune on the mausoleum was 14.3 meters long and 13.87 centimeters wide. Inside the mausoleum, the walls were decorated with small stones, and the outside was decorated with white marble. Specialists from the USSR were invited to build the mausoleum, and marble was brought from the valley of the Orkhon River in the city of Kharkhorin. [6] The Chief of the General Staff of the People's Army, Colonel General Zhamyangiyn Lhagvasuren was responsible for the renovation works at the mausoleum, with soldiers of the Construction and Engineering Forces of the Mongolian People's Army taking part in the construction effort. [6] On July 8, 1954, the grand opening of the mausoleum took place, with this day being declared a holiday. Cadets of military universities marched in front of the newly renovated mausoleum. [6]

1954-2005 Edit

Since 1954, during the parades on International Workers Day, the Day of the People's Revolution of 1921 and October Revolution Day, the leadership of the country came to the podium of mausoleum and greeted the people. [6] For this, a resolution of the Central Committee of the MPRP was issued on April 2, 1955, keeping this tradition until the 1990s. [6] Notable persons have also visited the mausoleum during its existence, including Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Suslov [7] and Wojciech Jaruzelski. Security at the mausoleum from 1951-1956 was provided by 10 soldiers allocated by the special security company, who guarded the structure. [6] Beginning 1956, security and cleaning at the structure was the responsibility of the commandant's office of the State Residence. In 1971 and 1980s, repair work was carried out, with Soviet specialists who worked in the Lenin Mausoleum as well as specialists from Ulan-Ude being invited to serve as overseers. [6]

Destruction and exhumation Edit

The mausoleum stood until 2005, at which point it was demolished in order to make room for the construction of an extension to the State Residence and a monument to Chinggis Khaan. [6] By that time, more than 20 political parties had come out in favor of the reburial of the country's former leaders. [6] The corpses of both rulers were again exhumed, ritually burned, and the ashes entombed at Altan Ölgii cemetery in 2005, under supervision of the Buddhist clergy.

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Temporary Display

Stalin's body was washed by a nurse and then carried via a white car to the Kremlin mortuary, where an autopsy was performed. After the autopsy, Stalin's body was given to the embalmers to prepare it for the three days it would lie in state.

His body was placed on temporary display in the Hall of Columns, the ballroom of the historic House of Unions, where thousands of people lined up in the snow to see it. The crowds were so dense and chaotic that some people were trampled underfoot, others rammed against traffic lights, and still others choked to death. It is estimated that 500 people lost their lives trying to get a glimpse of Stalin's corpse.

On March 9, nine pallbearers carried the coffin from the Hall of Columns onto a gun carriage. The body was then ceremoniously taken to Lenin's tomb on Red Square in Moscow.

Only three speeches were made, by Georgy Malenkov, a Soviet politician who succeeded Stalin Lavrenty Beria, chief of Soviet security and the secret police and Vyacheslav Molotov, a Soviet politician and diplomat. Then, covered in black and red silk, Stalin's coffin was carried into the tomb. At noon, throughout the Soviet Union, came a loud roar: whistles, bells, guns, and sirens were blown in honor of Stalin.

Stalin’s body removed from Lenin’s tomb

Five years after Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounced Stalinism and the “personality cult” of Soviet rulers at the 20th Party Congress, Joseph Stalin’s embalmed body is removed from Lenin’s tomb in Moscow’s Red Square.

When Vladimir Lenin died in 1924, the leader of Russia’s Bolshevik revolution was embalmed and placed in a special mausoleum before the Kremlin wall. Featuring glass casing, the tomb made the father of Soviet Russia visible for all posterity.

Lenin was succeeded as Soviet leader by Joseph Stalin, who ruled over the USSR with an iron fist for three decades, executing or working to death millions of Soviets who stood in the way of his ruthless political and economic plans. However, Stalin also led his country to a hard-won victory over German invaders during World War II, and when died in 1953 he joined Lenin in his tomb. Within a few years of Stalin’s death, however, Soviet authorities uniformly condemned the brutal leader. In October 1961, his body was removed from public display in Red Square and shunted off to a nearby tomb.

4. The current building was modeled on other funerary monuments

The design of the structure, a step-pyramid, wasn’t an accident. Time was a factor so the building was simply modeled on other funerary monuments, mainly the Step-Pyramid of Djoser, one of the oldest and most fascinating landmarks in Egypt.

Other inspirations were found in the “Tomb of Cyrus the Great,” a monument dating back to the 6th-century B.C. in Iran, and the “Temple of the Inscriptions,” an enormous step-pyramid built by the Maya peoples in Central America. The Step Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt / Wiki Commons


Soon after the Bolshevik Revolution, Lenin established the Cheka, Russia’s first secret police.

As the economy deteriorated during the Russian Civil War, Lenin used the Cheka to silence political opposition, both from his opponents and challengers within his own political party.

But these measures did not go unchallenged: Fanya Kaplan, a member of a rival socialist party, shot Lenin in the shoulder and neck as he was leaving a Moscow factory in August 1918, badly injuring him.

Angelokastro is a Byzantine castle on the island of Corfu. It is located at the top of the highest peak of the island"s shoreline in the northwest coast near Palaiokastritsa and built on particularly precipitous and rocky terrain. It stands 305 m on a steep cliff above the sea and surveys the City of Corfu and the mountains of mainland Greece to the southeast and a wide area of Corfu toward the northeast and northwest.

Angelokastro is one of the most important fortified complexes of Corfu. It was an acropolis which surveyed the region all the way to the southern Adriatic and presented a formidable strategic vantage point to the occupant of the castle.

Angelokastro formed a defensive triangle with the castles of Gardiki and Kassiopi, which covered Corfu"s defences to the south, northwest and northeast.

The castle never fell, despite frequent sieges and attempts at conquering it through the centuries, and played a decisive role in defending the island against pirate incursions and during three sieges of Corfu by the Ottomans, significantly contributing to their defeat.

During invasions it helped shelter the local peasant population. The villagers also fought against the invaders playing an active role in the defence of the castle.

The exact period of the building of the castle is not known, but it has often been attributed to the reigns of Michael I Komnenos and his son Michael II Komnenos. The first documentary evidence for the fortress dates to 1272, when Giordano di San Felice took possession of it for Charles of Anjou, who had seized Corfu from Manfred, King of Sicily in 1267.

From 1387 to the end of the 16th century, Angelokastro was the official capital of Corfu and the seat of the Provveditore Generale del Levante, governor of the Ionian islands and commander of the Venetian fleet, which was stationed in Corfu.

The governor of the castle (the castellan) was normally appointed by the City council of Corfu and was chosen amongst the noblemen of the island.

Angelokastro is considered one of the most imposing architectural remains in the Ionian Islands.

The “Secret” of Vladimir Lenin’s Mausoleum

Important! For the same article in Russian language click here.

Something quite intriguing is happening within Russian-speaking internet during the last few – should you type a fully academic inquiry (at least, according to Russian academic requirements) in national search engines for “Lenin’s mausoleum” – the first thing you get (even in top 10 searches) is website pages talking about black magic and occult. Website authors view this construction differently, but unconditionally agree on one thing: the mausoleum of the “leader of the world proletariat” – the essence of a magical artifact, a sort of “energy vampire”. It was built with a certain purpose: to drain the energy out of miserable Soviet citizens on one hand and to poison the anthroposphere of one-sixth part of the earth with its vibes (the exact territory that was occupied by the former Soviet Union), depriving the Russian people of will to resist on the other hand. Complete nonsense? No doubt. Nevertheless, an intriguing one. Well, probably because some oddities do exist in mausoleum’s history. These oddities are the thing we are going to discuss this time. First, let me refresh you memory on the subject.

Unfortunately, Russia had a very tragic history for the past hundred years. The Russian Empire (this was the exact name of state until the “Bolsheviks” took over) was a young (compare with other European states) and prosperous state by the turn of the 20th, just like the North American states. Although the Russian Empire was commensurate with U.S. territories, human resources and other economics, it had a huge bonus: the Russian Tsar could communicate on equal terms with most influential European monarchies (including Russia). The reason was that the Tsar was their relative by blood. What was the relation between Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II? That is correct. They were first cousins, “Willie, George and Nikki”.

United States, on the other hand, wasted almost all of the 19th century waiting for a chance (despite their enormous potential) until they finally received the superpower. It happened at the very end of 19th century following the war with Spain, which was “resolved” by Europeans (beforehand United States was not really “allowed” to interpose into European politics). It is worth mentioning that the family ties did not really help the Russian monarch – on the contrary: the same relative were the ones who brought the end upon him.

Well, it wasn’t personal really, European elites did not dislike the Russians that much. The fact was that Russia developed and prospered quite rapidly, maybe too rapidly aiming to the sole hegemony on earth (which was taken by United Kingdom until that) – a fact that posed a real threat to Russian neighbors from the western. This lead them to attack Russians with surprising unanimity (they did not forget to use the pillows, of course).

European efforts to overthrow Russia were enormous, colossal amount of money were spent, and the technologies used were highly advanced (just one «social bomb» of the international workers’ and “Marxist” movements did the job well). The results were impressive: strike at the armament plants, uprising in the Navy, as well as treason at the very top of Empire’s administration (a very helpful man was appointed by direct patronage of George V the Secretary of State). Unfortunately, he later was declared mentally ill (being unaware of things around him). The latter circumstance has to be particularly emphasized because of its extreme importance – without the treachery of high-rank officials in the ministry, revolution is impossible by principle. To be fair, it should be mentioned that Russia was still a monarchy, and Russian Tsar’s loving kindred, they too contributed their part to his elimination hoping the rule the empire. Surely, none of the predicted such fatal outcome (just as Europeans haven’t, actually no one planned to kill the Russian, to weaken them –definitely, people simply overdone a little bit).

The end of this saga was expected: the Emperor was first isolated, and then he was arrested at his headquarters by Russian coups. At that time special forces (Finnish rangers under the command of German officers), disguised as Baltic fleet sailors took the advantage of inaction of the authorities, and occupied strategically important city facilities. They immediately handed the power over to the union of “Russian social-democrats” lead by Vladimir Lenin (who has just arrived from Switzerland) and Leon Trotsky (arriving from Canada) and simply disappeared afterwards. The deed was done. Within a short period afterwards millions of best men in the Empire, including the royal family (with all the children and attendants) were murdered, and with that sealing the Russian history. It must be said that British official did try, in their own way, to save royal relatives. Unfortunately, British intelligence service came too late and they were only able to save the dog that belonged to the deceased. For their sake, I must say that the dog was delivered to London safe and sound. We definitely won’t forger it (LOL).

So, who are these “Russian social-democrats”? Briefly and accurately, according to the thinking of a modern man – something like Al-Qaeda. That is, an international subversive terrorist’s organization that existed (in this case) thanks to the money of European special forces. Should I explain what would happen to any European state it will take over? It will be a Cambodia during the rein of Khmer Rouge. Thus, Russia has perished. Just like Atlantis. Or, if you like examples taken. Sure enough, you can buy a plane or train tickets from recent history – just like Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Sure enough, you can buy a plane or train ticket, and travel to Russia. But, what you will see there (people, culture, life) is that much different from pre-revolutionary Russia as modern Mexico from 17th century Spain.

The man who is directly related to this tragedy still rest in the center of Moscow, at its main square and is protected by the same service that protects most important people in the state. Behind Lenin’s mausoleum a mid-size temple is located, where “prominent Soviet leaders are buried – some in the soil (traditionally) and some in the form of dust, immured into the Kremlin’s. The idea of a tomb in the middle of the capital city does not surprise anyone. It is generally acceptable to perform concerts there, to ice skate to the music, or to cheer and shout at New Year’s Eve. However, the idea of mausoleum itself on the other hand…

No matter what anyone says, soviet Russia was a highly atheist state. So much so that during the World War 2, when there was a need to “open” the Orthodox Church to the Soviet people (as well as other important Russian attribute – officer’s rank). This church had to be literally re-created “from scratch” simply because there was nothing left of it at 40-s (which is not surprising). This is what comrade Lenin wrote in the early days of Soviet power: “In accordance with the decision of All-Russian Central Executive Committee and the Council of People’s Commissars, it is highly recommended to liquidate the religious facilities and priests. The priests are to be arrested as counter-revolutionaries and ruthlessly shot anywhere. And as much as possible. Churches should be closed. The premises of temples should be sealed and turned into warehouses.

By the way, what is this building? Oh yes, Ziggurat. It was built just as Ziggurat should be – a stepped tower in a form of rectangular cross section, shrine on top, and the teraphim – inside. To clarify what teraphim is (quoting Wikipedia): “in modern occultism — a certain «disgraceful thing», a «collector» of magic powers at the base of which mummified remains might lie. Sometimes, Lenin’s mausoleum located on Red Square is referred to as teraphim” – well, not bad for confirmed atheists. Apparently, they did worship someone.

Next, on the websites that deal with the interpretations of Lenin’s mausoleum you can find strange discussions about delusional bio-energy, psychic practices, Chaldeans of Babylon and Aztec priests. Further, all of them write in unison about a “strange niche with inner beaked corner, some kind of lateral spine (does not exist in other corners)” where magical energy is collected or radiates – opinions differ here.

The intriguing thing is that such niche really does exist – in the right exterior corner in the mausoleum (if you stand facing it). Moreover, it is the only one looking like this – the rest of the corners are completely conventional. Just look at this picture:

Why it’s there – no one really knows. From an architectural standpoint, this is an asymmetrical. One could refer to “Hanlon’s razor” that states the following “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” – “Soviet geniuses” built God knows what. There is saying that all things built by Soviets” were, to say the least, not safe or even dangerous. However, in this case the above-mentioned explanation does not really cut it. The mausoleum was designed not by a Soviet but by an acclaimed Russian architect Alexey Shchusev. Shchusev was a diligent student of old Russian art, and in 1897 he graduated from Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. For his final thesis Shchusev received a gold medal and continued his studies abroad (small note: Alexey Shchusev did not attempt to design any type of Ziggurats, although he designed a lot, and concentrated mainly on a simple,

So yes, the purpose of mausoleum is not clear, and there is no explanation as to why – at least in open sources. Nevertheless, some details can definitely be noted, such as: the item is facing a) north (so what?) b) facing strictly the direction from whence the visitors were forced to come during the weekdays and thousands of workers and soldiers during national festivities. It is hard to estimate the exact number of people that passed through the mausoleum – around seventy million to one hundred million people, or more. As long as I remember myself during the rein of the Soviet government, the queues to mausoleum were always extremely long. Like an enormously long snake, the queue reached Alexander Gardens. To be honest, queue that long was observed in Moscow only during the 80’s, when Gorbachev, riding the wave of “Perestroika” opened the first McDonald’s in Soviet Union at the Pushkin Square (by the way, it was a Canadian branch, not an American one).

In other words, a visit to Lenin’s tomb has been a massive, highly serious undertaking, in general – nationally scheduled. Kind of Communist initiation ceremonies. The thing is that children (boys and girls) in Soviet Union primary schools were joined to “Little Octobrists” organization (named after October – the month when revolution took over every Little Octobrist wore a ruby-colored five-pointed star badge with the portrait Lenin in his childhood. Later, in secondary school those boys and girls were joined to Young Pioneer movement (a type of light version of scout association, I mean without its main ideal such as gathering/hikes, excellence degrees etc). The young Lenin badge was replaced with an adult Lenin membership pin with “Always ready” slogan (I don’t even want to know for what) and the depiction of flames bursting out of the pentagram. Young Pioneer’s red tie was tied around the necks of unlucky youth – a scarf in a shape of blood-red triangle (“not blood!”, – a Soviet functionary would reply indignantly, “the color of the Pioneer flag that is!”. And what is the color of your flag?! Though it has quite simple explanation to it, as Russian philosopher, Vasily Rosanov, observed that the red color used by Soviet socialists was chosen for its brightness and ability to attract. In high school children joined “Komsomol” – the Communist Union of Youth. At all stages of the initiation poor children had to promise vague oaths (for example, “Live, learn and fight” as great bequeathed – looking out of the window, it is safe to say that Soviet kids did fulfill these promises).

Sorry, I think I took it too far. You probably noticed that one of the mausoleum’s terraces looks like podium. This was the place where leaders (or should I called them “beloved leaders” as our North Korean brothers have called them) greeted their kind people by waving at them as if saluting them, and sometimes even “doing funny faces”. Here is a very real occasion that took place during one of the parades after the WW2. Joseph Stalin (maybe because he was in a good mood) was “doing funny faces” from the podium, and the crowds of propagandized fools passing by below were crying of happiness at the sight of a great leader, completely unaware of the fact that he is simply at them.

An intriguing detail, by the way. If you look closely, many images taken during 30’s-40’s depict an interesting effect: the bodies of the people standing on the podium as though shine through the balcony rails granite. To occultists all is clear: this is the side effect of magical energy source. Here, take a look – this photo is taken in 1935 (left to right: N. Shvernik, N. Khrushchev, Bulgarian communist Georgi Dimitrov, J. Stalin, V. Molotov, N. Bulganin, A. Mikoyan, V.Chubar):

It should be noted that during holidays present Russian Federation officials do not climb up to mausoleum, and sit on a temporary prefabricated platforms not too far from it, either deliberately emphasizing their democratic views and distancing themselves from the grim totalitarian past, or because of their fear of the demonic. I must admit that no matter how ridiculous it may sound, the firsе explanation seems less plausible than the second does. By admitting to being a descendant of USSR and not of pre-revolutionary Russia, by leaving behind the national anthem, the stars on Kremlin towers, the “comrade” title, even the Lenin’s body in the center of the capital, Russian Federation explicitly demonstrated moral and political guidelines it will follow in its further development.

And it would be strange if it turned out differently. Who is Mikhail Gorbachev? General Director of the Communist party of the Soviet Union. And who is Boris Yeltsin? First Secretary of the Moscow City Party Committee, and prior to that the Secretary of the Sverdlovsk Regional Party Committee. What about Vladimir Putin? KGB’s colonel (by the way, Putin’s grandfather was a part of the staff that served Lenin, and then – Stalin, and he was highly trusted because he prepared their food). And Dmitry Medvedev? Heir to Mikhail Medvedev, who along with Yakov Yurovsky was the chief executioner of Russia’s last Tsar and his family (Medvedev was the on who arranged the execution, and except him the firing squad consisted of seven Latvians, two Hungarians and two anarchists – Nikulin and Ermakov).

Thus, you now understand that as long as these people are sitting it the Kremlin, Vladimir Lenin’s mummy – an international opportunist who worked for two foreign secret services and destroyed a great European country – there is no threat at all. In brief, we, Russian Federation residents, would be truly lucky if the problem consisted only of the mausoleum and its infernal radiation. However, this is something we can only dream about (huge smile).

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