Rashkin explained the commitment of the Communists to preserve Lenin’s mausoleum

Valery Rashkin

The issue of the closure of the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin is long outdated, said the Deputy of the state Duma from the Communist party Valery Rashkin. His point of view he voiced in an interview with “Tape.ru” on Saturday, January 21.

“It is out of question in our society. This is evidenced in the number of mass visiting of the mausoleum. This foam is all gone, and the year of the centenary of the October revolution, the more criminal I think this issue has again been raised. Nothing of his thumb,” — said Rashkin.

In his opinion, the Russians should keep the memory of the leader of the proletariat as a man who did much for his contemporaries and successors. “This is boulder, he’s a great man, proud of our nation and the whole of Russia. The man, who all his life devoted to social justice. According to his outline, his theoretical developments were built great power,” he added.

In April VTSIOM poll published according to which about 60 percent of Russians support the burial of Lenin.

In January last year, President Vladimir Putin criticized the work and ideas of the leader of the revolution, which, he said, ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov made a call to bury Lenin’s body. Putin also noted that this issue should be approached carefully, not to “divide the society”.

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) — the founder of the Russian social-democratic labour party, one of the main organizers and leaders of the October revolution of 1917. Died 21 January 1924, after his death his body was placed first in a temporary wooden Mausoleum, and after some time in the current vault of reinforced concrete.