The Kremlin official clarified the news that the remains of the founder of the USSR Vladimir Lenin will be removed from the mausoleum.
The statement came from Spokesman for the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
He noted that the issue of removing Lenin’s remains from the mausoleum in Red Square is not on the agenda, there are no such plans.
“No, there are no such plans,” a Kremlin spokesman said in response to a question about whether a decision could be made to remove Lenin’s remains from the mausoleum in the near future.
“This issue is not on the agenda, but now there is another agenda full of other issues and problems,” Peskov said.
Note that in 2024, 100 years will pass since Lenin’s death.
Lenin died on January 21, 1924, at the age of 54, at his residence in Gorky, near Moscow. He did not issue a written order on the method and location of his burial before his death. On January 22, Lenin’s body was embalmed for a short time, the farewell period with the head of the Council of People’s Commissars was extended, and then a decision was made to keep Lenin’s remains for a long time.
The construction of the current mausoleum was completed in 1930. In 1953-1961, the mausoleum also contained a tomb containing Joseph Stalin’s remains, which were later buried near the Kremlin wall. In 1990, Lenin’s Mausoleum was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List along with the Kremlin and Red Square as “an outstanding example of Soviet monumental architecture.”