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Much ado about Lenin as mausoleum undergoes repair

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 01:09

Dec. 27 - Lenin's mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square is under repair amid renewed debate on whether the former Soviet ruler should be buried. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Lenin's mausoleum is under repair at Red Square. Now comes the debate over whether or not the first Soviet leader should finally be buried. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT MERDAN, SAYING: "We should not bury (Lenin). What's bad about him? It's an ingenuity of that time - like they say: without the past, there's no present and without the present there's not future. So, let it stay there, let him lay there. As they say, it's not like he's asking to be fed. That's my opinion." Others say its time to put him to rest. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT KLAVDIA, SAYING: "Of course, it's time to bury Lenin, because the modern generation practically doesn't know who or what Lenin is. What's more, it's time to bury his ashes, if the ashes are indeed still there." Lenin's embalmed body has on display since his death in 1924 .A recent online survey found that almost 70 percent of those polled think its time to bury Lenin and his legacy.

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Much ado about Lenin as mausoleum undergoes repair

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 01:09

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