: Russia to pay USD 200,000 to preserve Lenin's body in 2016

19:21 Apr. 12, 2016

Russia to pay USD 200,000 to preserve Lenin's body in 2016

Moscow Red Square's mausoleum

Bolshevik leader's corpse still on display in Moscow's heart 

Russia will allocate nearly USD 200,000 from its federal budget to maintain Vladimir Lenin's embalmed body, according to a Russian government procurement portal.

The Russian Federal Protective Service has charged the Lenin Lab, an affiliate of the Russia Research Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, with the maintenance of the body.

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Bolshevik leader's embalmed corpse has been on public display in the Moscow Red Square's mausoleum since shortly after his death in 1924.

Embalmed on Stalin's orders, Lenin's remains still seem to be a powerful symbol in post-Soviet Russia.

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