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Lenin's Mausoleum

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Address: Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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 Little Bizarre...but Interesting

Visiting Lenin's Mausoleum is quite the interesting experience. Lines can be long, but seem to move pretty quick. They only allow so many people in at a time and make sure the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting Lenin's Mausoleum is quite the interesting experience. Lines can be long, but seem to move pretty quick. They only allow so many people in at a time and make sure the line is constantly moving. Realistically, you may only be in the room for about a minute. Security is present in the corners of the room to prevent people... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lines.... Lets start with that We thought it was going to be worse. but they have a system 15 people at a time are let in and the line moves very quickly. I have to say though it was so beautiful all around that we did not mind standing in line. Once let in, it is very very dark... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On nice summer days, with a lot of tourist, lines for visiting Lenin's tomb can be quite long. If you visit Lenin's Tomb, take the opportunity to walk along the Kremlin Wall and find the grave of John Reed, the American Communist who wrote 'Ten Days That Shook The World, and whose life was portrayed in the film :'Reds'.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed to discover that the mausoleum is closed until April while renovations are in process. OK to walk by but not the same as seeing Lenin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is strange in this time and age to be able to see a dead person preserved for the sole purpose of being on display however this is Lenin's body of course. Queues can get too long depending on the time of day. Best to go early. Security is high and you are ushered in and out almost too fast... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Thankfully there was no queue when we arrived soon after 10 on Sunday morning. A bizarre experience as you go down dark stone stairs to a room with a body, or a waxwork, in a glass coffin. Just feels very odd. Over very quickly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

There is security and I'd heard from local friends that there are times the que is quite long and you would have to wait till another day to go in. We were lucky and there were only a half dozen people ahead of us to go through security. We went through the metal detectors and were told in advance to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

The color is black marble mausoleum. Although the thought of a strange sensation to see the embalmed body is also a maximum of curiosity to see the character of legend. The first step is a kind reception where all tourists let their personal belongings, especially foto devices and phones. There are totally prohibited inside the mausoleum and will be locked... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

Not much to see here folks. At least not at night. A long low building adjacent to the massive hulk known as the Kremlin. Nice marble however! If you oppose Lenin's philosophy, you can surreptitiously flip him the bird as you walk by.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

You'll be ushered to move along once inside the mausoleum: no time to admire or appreciate the state of Lenin's Body after so many decades. Photos are strictly prohibited, but when walking out towards the exit there's a great photo opportunity for a selfie with St. Basil's in the background when standing next to a beautiful tree. All fallen leaders... More 

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