After 50 years, Lenin's body can still be seen in Moscow

The first leader of the Soviet Union died in 1924

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15/04/24 | StarsInsider


Vladimir Lenin died over a century ago, on January 21, 1924. Shortly after his death, the Soviet authorities made a decision to embalm the body of the Russian communist revolutionary. Today, thanks to a remarkable achievement in biochemical engineering, it's possible to view Lenin more or less as he appeared on the day of his passing, lying in repose in a mausoleum on Red Square. But what are the secrets behind maintaining Lenin's embalmed state, and why is he still put out on public display in front of the Kremlin?

Click through and discover how they keep Lenin embalmed.

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