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Lenin's Mausoleum

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Address: Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
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10:00 - 13:00
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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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How surreal to review the embalmed corpse of VI Lenin

If you're wanting to see the embalmed corpse of the chief ideologue of communism in Russia, here it is! Not a lot of interpretation, not a lot of information. This isn't a museum... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in the Red Square. The man may be dead but seeing him is serious effort. Strict, omnipresent security that also checks your pockets. Maintaining silence is mandatory and photography is prohibited. Cameras will be confiscated if attempts are made to take photos. Sometimes there are long queues. Visitors are escorted by security personnel down to the tomb. A combination... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The mausoleum is nice and worth seeing but the line for visiting is way too long. I don't know if it still worth by that long line or not.

Thank محمد ص
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience to see the body of Lenin. It looked like a bit of a wait, but we were lucky enough to waltz up not long before closing time and be pushed to the front of the line due to having very young kids. We solemnly walked through the tomb past the body and back out. Over with quickly,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unable to access the inside of the Mausoleum during our visit, this was still an interesting building, attracting lots of people and photographs, given the historical place of Lenin in the creation of the USSR. We visited both during the day and after dark and at night the lighting gave a different look to the building, being a bit gloomy.

Thank Sandra and Alan S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great place to visit and we did it on the birthday of lenin along with lots of communist people all in all very good

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you're wanting to see the embalmed corpse of the chief ideologue of communism in Russia, here it is! Not a lot of interpretation, not a lot of information. This isn't a museum. This is a tomb. Lenin's tomb. FAQs: Q: IS THE REAL LENIN'S REAL EMBALMED BODY SERIOUSLY INSIDE THIS? A: YES Q: AND YOU CAN SEE IT? A:... More 

1 Thank Guths
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visit of Lenin's mausoleum is the most memorable experience I've ever had. It's completely different from anything else. You have to wait 1-2 hours to get inside and you will spend only a minute in front of Lenin but it's totally worth it.

Thank MatejSimko
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Must see! Saw Lenin 20 years ago then saw him again recently - no change. Mind your footing as it is really dark as you go inside and down the steps. You have to keep moving all the time so try to absorb it all or simply go back again!

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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

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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Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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