Friday, January 28, 2011

Bury Vladimir Lenin and Do It Now!!

Donald Douglas at American Power had an interesting post yesterday.  It seems a majority of Russians would prefer to remove Lenin's corpse from his mausoleum in Red Square and bury it.

Vladimir did the world a favor when he kicked the bucket back in 1924, where no doubt he descended to the netherworld where he was greeted by the millions he had executed or starved during his reign as Communist dictator.  Hopefully, they tore him apart bit by bit before casting his soul into Hell.

Whither his soul notwithstanding, Lenin's corpse stayed in Russia where it was gutted and embalmed and placed on permanent display in a stone mausoleum in Red Square, where it remains to this day, no pun intended.

Intrigued by the macabre story, I searched the internet and learned these facts:
1.  The body in the mausoleum is indeed that of Vladimir Lenin.  It has been 87 years since the old Red died, and his corpse is still remarkably preserved.
2.  Every 18 months the body is stripped naked and bathed for 30 days or so in a preserving solution of formaldehyde, methanol, ethanol and other chemicals.
3.  The body is a bit green after 87 years, but is made to look lifelike with filtered lighting.
4.  The history of the preservation efforts is a story in itself and quite interesting.  Read it here.

See photos of Lenin's naked corpse taking a bath here.

Note:  Lenin apologists like to say that Lenin wasn't a murderer, that the mass murders occurred after his regime.  According to one website, This is one of the greatest lies in history:
 Lenin and Trotsky killed 4 million people - men, women and children - by mass executions, death camps, and state-caused famine.


1389 said...

I think that the reason Lenin's cadaver has not been buried is that it is a tourist attraction.

Unfortunately, freak shows and gross-out exhibitions tend to draw a good crowd willing to spend money in order to gawk. That's why we have "reality TV."

Stogie said...

1389, the corpse is not as popular as it used to be and is very time consuming and difficult to maintain. Perhaps that's why a majority of Russians want to bury it.

Anonymous said...

Learn some history before you debate a topic and learn the history of the country you live in. I am sure you have had leaders who have killed many people who have went against them.

Stogie said...

Anon, I know enough history to know that Lenin was a worm. Communism killed 100 million people in the 20th century alone; it was an evil ideology and Lenin one of its chief supporters.