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Lenin's Mausoleum

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Address: Red Square, Moscow, Russia
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious...
The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious 20th-century Russian leader is viewable inside this large stone mausoleum, where a certain decorum for visitors is strictly enforced.
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A unique experience

Only open from 10-12 (and free) the longest part of the experience is queuing to go through stringent security but it is quick and efficient. The queue starts to the far right of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The way you are scanned and searched before you enter here, it gives you a weird feeling. However considering the aura of person lying inside, its important to extend due respect. No photography is allowed and you are constantly watched. You must respect the law of the land

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Only open from 10-12 (and free) the longest part of the experience is queuing to go through stringent security but it is quick and efficient. The queue starts to the far right of this picture. Once inside there are a number of hard to see steps. The tomb is quiet, dark and cold; the only colours black and red. Immaculate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I am happy I've seen this, though I am not too in favour of the idea (since it was Lenin's wish to be buried with his mother in St Petersburg) but the soviet council prefer to keep his decaying body on display in this mausoleum. This museum is free and is closed on Mondays, however it is also often closed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Long queue for a quick visit. Make sure you buy a ticket from kiosk beforehand. Once in,you have to keep moving and no photos are allowed. Guards are placed all around so all you get is a quick look and you're out in 30 seconds

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We waited in line for 80 minutes, and spend maybe 30 seconds in a very dark room. It was strange to be so close to Lenin, who looked so real. However I think he should be buried in St Petersburg, as per his wish. We can then still visit his grave, but he will rest in peace.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

As the name says its just the tomb of late Lenin, there is a replica reminiscing his actual figure. The tomb is open only on Tue, Wed and Thu and there is no entry fee. Pay a visit in case you are there when it is open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I actually stopped in awe when I saw Lenin as I've been teaching Russian history for four years and to see him in the flesh was incredible. A bit of advice - do not dawdle. You will get moved along! Please be aware of the blackness of this mausoleum; walls, ceiling and stairs. It creates the correct atmosphere but watch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great spectacular place to see in Moscow. You should wait for the change of the guard. Somewhat impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This has an eerie atmosphere. The interior of the mausoleum is very dark and it takes the eyes a while to adjust after queueing outside. Despite various claims that bags or cameras aren't allowed in the mausoleum, there's no problem at all - but you can't stop inside the tomb to take any photographs. There are guards every few metres.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This monument is a tribute to a great Russian figure. Very well maintained monument which also familiarizes you with other associated personalities. Visit to monument is a sobering experience. Do visit this when you visit the RED SQUARE/KREMLIN.

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Additional Information about Lenin's Mausoleum

Address: Red Square, Moscow, Russia
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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