Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin is known as the 'father of the revolution' for leading the Bolshevik faction that eventually overthrew the Tsar's Rule in Russia. He was a very important figure, serving as head of the Soviet Union from 1922 - 1924.

Given his significance in shaping Russia's history, it is not hard to understand that the Russian government would want to preserve his body in his own mausoleum.

The mausoleum is situated in Red Square in Russia's capital, Moscow where entry is supervised by armed guards.

His body has been held in the mausoleum since just after his death in 1924, although the mausoleum has not always been open to the public.

Since 2004 entry to the mausoleum has been granted to everyone between the hours of 10:00 - 13:00 most days (except Monday and Friday)
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