Source Pravda.Ru

Lenin's Mausoleum reopens for visitors

 

Lenin's Mausoleum has reopened to visitors after eight months of renovation works. The Mausoleum will work as before. The repairs were carried out due to problems with the ground. The extensions that were built near the Mausoleum for the time of repairs will soon be removed.  It is also planned to remove the escalator, which Soviet politicians used to ascend to the podium.  

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