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Lenin's Mausoleum

Red Square, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #130 of 1,375 attractions in Moscow
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious 20th-century Russian leader is viewable inside this large stone mausoleum, where a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We visited the mausoleum on June22 and lucked out on the crowds and also had a local guide. This is the resting place of Lenin and they have Lenins body embalmed inside the place.

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Miami, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The Lenin Mausoleum is one of those sites that you have to see while visiting Moscow. We arrived to the beginning of the line (outside Red Square) at 8:45 A.M. There were only a few people lined up and I heard that the lines are very long at midday. One needs to also check the opening hours because the Mausoleum... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Prepare to que but its all worth it, a unique experience that only moscow can offer. A very strange but memorable experience. Take a Russian speaker, I would have struggled without.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

All the guidebooks will tell you that you need to leave backpacks in the luggage store at the corner of the State Museum. They mean big backpacks - day packs and womens bags seem to be fine, although my kermit keyring did get laughingly questioned by the security team there. The entrance isn't in Red Square, you need to go... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not a great review because we missed out on seeing this twice! Closed on Monday, and when we went back on Tuesday we stood in line for 40 minutes only to be turned away right before it closed! Not fair but that's Russian bureaucracy for you.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Having learnt about Lenin at school I was interested to see his mausoleum. It is only open at certain times, and it is free. We had to queue just outside Red Sq, then go through security before walking to the mausoleum. Inside, you are not allowed to speak, take photos or slow down too much. Careful you don't trip down... More

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cairo
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It is a place where linin was burried just go to take a look it is in the red square , around this place a lot of nice building and a very huge shopping mall but expensive

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I visited the mausoleum mostly out of curiosity. They are keeping the corpse "fresh" with medicines, chemicals and injections. I am not sure if I want to recommend this to anybody. You have to leave all your luggage at the reception, you go down the stairs in a dark room full of guards with weapons and you are just walking... More

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Sangkha, Surin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Who wants to go and see a corpse? A very old corpse at that? Well, not so many people these days and I did it. There was no queue to get in to see Comrade Lenin on the day that I went and my partner just went to the kiosk and bought us tickets. Snake along the queuing area, show... More

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15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Behave yourself as you travel back in time to see the remains of the Soviet leader. The grounds are immaculate, and the tone very serious. Take care with the footing as the lighting is very subdued making walking a hazard.

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