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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
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Strange but worth a visit

Lenin's resting place is located on Red Square. Opening times are not posted and we were fortunate that it was open the day we visited. Queues are minor and entry is well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

You see it as part of the Red Square visit, but really nothing much, unless you are an admirer of Lenin. Nice and clean place and memory, nothing more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

managed to visit it as it was in restoration overtime I was going there. you will have to wake up early as it opens only in the morning. we queued in the cold which is not that nice but it Moscow in December what else to expect. it is a thing to do for the curious people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Lenin's resting place is located on Red Square. Opening times are not posted and we were fortunate that it was open the day we visited. Queues are minor and entry is well organized. The entry path is interesting in itself as it passes various graves including Stalin. The musoleum for Lenin is simple with his body lying for view. Was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Looks as good as the day he died strangely enough. However if you are in Red square between 1000 and 1300 it is a must see. Don't try and step over the chain as you will get a piercing whistle blast from a guard. You need to go along to the tower and through a metal detector/search first

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Simpson jokes aside, i really enjoyed seeing Lenin. One fist clenched, the other open. Looking straight at him and expecting his eyes to open at any second. It was free to visit and the line took about 20mins.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Such a weird experience! Never seen anything like it before - literally Lenin embalmed and lying there for all to see. Its a real experience like none other - you walk down underground and he's literally lying there. You're only allowed in one at a time, and to be honest I was a bit freaked out - despite being 200... More 

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is located outside the Saint Basil Catheral, its a long black/dark building, which is opened at certain times throught out the week. We waited in the snow from 10.30am, you have to give in your belongings as you cannot take handbags in with you. Russian guards stand outside, instructing you in and then straight out, so its very quick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Security is strict; impressive atmosphere. Lenine is very well preserved. It is interesting to spend the time necessary to visit the monument, when walking around the Red Square and the Kremlin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was so strange visiting Stalin's Mausoleum. The entry was free and once inside you are ushered along, do not touch anything and don't stop. Well worth a visit even if it's just to say you have seen Stalin. Don't know how long this will be there because lots of Russian's feel he should now be buried.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lenin's Tomb is located at the Red Square. His embalmed body has been on public display here since the year he died in 1924. For a few years he had company by Joseph Stalin's embalmed corpse, but Stalin was in 1961 moved to the 'Kremlin Wall Necropolis'. Bags, cameras etc. were not allowed inside the tomb, but there was a... More 

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