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.