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An important piece of Russian history, Vladimir Lenin's embalmed body lies on display at Lenin's Mausoleum. This tomb has publically exhibited the communist leader's body since shortly after his death in 1924. Architect Aleksey Shchusev built the original wooden mausoleum on Red Square near the Kremlin wall for the "Father of the Revolution." Lenin's body was kept in a number of different sarcophaguses over the years, and the site has undergone numerous renovations. Though the body is not as well preserved as it once was, but the museum remains an important site in Moscow from the Soviet Era. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lenin's Mausoleum and many more Moscow attractions: make an itinerary online using Klarna Trips Moscow trip itinerary maker.
Lenin's Mausoleum reviews
I visited in distant 1992. No lines (it always had long lines during the Soviet period). The guards looked solemn, but the center of the structure looked friendly enough. I am surprised that he...
I visited in distant 1992. No lines (it always had long lines during the Soviet period). The guards looked solemn, but the center of the structure looked friendly enough. I am surprised that he... more »
At bottom of entrance ramp a dark penumbra fell over me. Completely dark. My guide had to pull me forward into the chamber
At bottom of entrance ramp a dark penumbra fell over me. Completely dark. My guide had to pull me forward into the chamber more »
Pleased it’s a free attraction as not sure I would pay to view a dead body but very interesting and a very quiet somber experience and slightly rushed affair with the guards ushering you on. Nearly...
Pleased it’s a free attraction as not sure I would pay to view a dead body but very interesting and a very quiet somber experience and slightly rushed affair with the guards ushering you on. Nearly... more »
Such a beautiful place to spend your vacation. Don't forget to take warm clothes since Russia is super freezing. lol. We had a great time at Moscow. Amazing city with beautiful historical structures and stunning nature!
Lenin reminds us of Russian revolution 1917 a truly adorable man. The Mausoleum opens at 10:00 am. You are advised to reach 2 hours before it actually opens, as there are chances that you may encounter long queues. It is closed on Mondays. There are security checks before you enter inside. You will spot graves of famous Russian personalities including Stalin before you enter the mausoleum. The entry to Mausoleum is free and you need to maintain silence. There are security guards and Russian army officials inside. The photography is strictly prohibited. When you step inside, you need to keep walking. It is advised that you do not stay longer inside because of huge rush behind. Do not stare the preserved body, bow your head to pay respect, and move on.
A must do when in Moscow especially if you have an interest in history. Just takes one back in time. Just amazed to see it finally. Doesn't feel eerie. Very respectful place. The staff inside are mild and friendly and they urge you on and not stay too long. I was the only one there when I went in. The surrounding important stones are worth the time too after this.
I waited 30min.Come early as possible to avoid crowds First you go through metal detector arches and security. You can have bag or phone with you.After thigh security you walking to mausoleum.Free entry. STRICTLY No photos inside every corner is watched by soldiers.Photos outside are permitted . Inside you move aroung Lenin glass coffin for aprox 1minute.Outside mausoleum are graves of other soviet leaders. Must do in Moscow but not for everyone.
Had to queue for a while but the line moved quickly. Lenin was a great man. But it's not how I'd like to end up having thousands of people staring at my remains!
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