More than half of Russians believe that the body of Vladimir Lenin should be buried. This is evidenced by the data of the survey “Levada-Center”, published by the “Interfax”.
Almost a third (32 percent) believes that Lenin’s tomb should be located at the Kremlin wall, and 26 percent in favor of the Volkov cemetery in St. Petersburg. Another 31 percent believed that the body of the leader should remain in the mausoleum.
At the same time, 14 percent of respondents said that the monument to Lenin is to carry, while 79 percent oppose such a decision.
Evaluating his role in history, 26 percent said that the memory of the leader will continue, although no one else would go his way. Another 23 percent believe that Lenin led Russia on the path of progress and justice, 21 percent believe that the policy ideas were distorted over time, while 19 percent admit that he “tried to rely on the best intentions and hopes to lead them to a brighter future.”
The survey “Levada-Center” was held from 31 March to 3 April. It was attended by 1,600 people in 48 regions.
Earlier in April, Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said that it is necessary to remove Lenin’s body from the mausoleum.