During prophylactic works in Lenin's Mausoleum in Red Square (Moscow), to be carried out from November 10 to December 29, the body of Lenin, "the leader of the world proletariat and the founder of the world's first worker and peasant state" (as Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) was usually called in the former Soviet Union), will probably be dressed in new clothes.
According to Prof. Yuri Denisov-Nikolsky, over the past 30 years of observations, in which he took part, Lenin's clothes have been changed ten times.
He recalled that when Lenin was first buried in the Mausoleum, he was dressed in a military uniform, but "shortly before the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), someone decided that the uniform symbolized Lenin's militant character and totalitarian policy, and he was immediately dressed in civilian clothes," Denisov-Nikolsky said.
In his words, since that time, new clothes are ordered for Lenin from the tailor's once in every three years, and then he is dressed in them. Simultaneously, his white spotted tie (called "Leninist" by the tailors) is also changed for a new one.
The latest prophylactic works in Lenin's Tomb were carried out last year. "I have noticed no changes in Vladimir Lenin's body since that time," Denisov-Nikolsky said in conclusion.
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