Russian Ziggurat

Lenin's Mausoleum also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in Red Square in the center of Moscow, is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His embalmed body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924 (with rare exceptions in wartime). Aleksey Shchusev's diminutive but monumental granite structure incorporates some elements from ancient mausoleums, such as the Step Pyramid and the Tomb of Cyrus the Great. It was the first ziggurat of XX-th century. The fellow-comunist countries soon followed this tradition. I'm sure, it`s terrible to have a mummy of a bloody soviet leader in the main squire. It`s impossible to think about the future with the corpse in the heart of the capital.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lenin's Mausoleum also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in Red Square in the center of Moscow, is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His embalmed body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924 (with rare exceptions in wartime). Aleksey Shchusev's diminutive but monumental granite structure incorporates some elements from ancient mausoleums, such as the Step Pyramid and the Tomb of Cyrus the Great. It was the first ziggurat of XX-th century. The fellow-comunist countries soon followed this tradition.
 
 
I'm sure, it`s terrible to have a mummy of a bloody soviet leader in the main squire. It`s impossible to think about the future with the corpse in the heart of the capital.
Lenin`s body in the Mausoleum. One of the nightmares of soviet children.
This is a typical long line to see the mummy at the soviet times. You had to spent hours for just a few several seconds next to the body.
Stalin with his men heading the war parade from the tomb.
Nikita Khrushchev
Leonid Brejnev and Gerontocracy. 
 
 
Opening hours: daily from 10.00 to 13.00,
closed on Mondays and Fridays.
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