Vladimir Lenin should be buried according to Christian traditions, said one of the authors of the bill for the burial of the body of Soviet leader, state Duma Deputy from LDPR Vladimir Sysoyev. His words are quoted by the national news service (NSN) on Friday, April 21.
“We have to understand that this man, Ulyanov was baptized, married, Orthodox Christian. Let’s respect the customs and traditions of our country! It is necessary to understand that the body should be buried”, he said.
The document is about the legal mechanism of reburial of the remains were submitted to the state Duma by deputies from fractions of LDPR and “United Russia” on April 20. The evening of the same day, the United Russia withdrew its signature under the bill. In particular, it says that the documents about the presence of Lenin’s body in the Mausoleum are “outside the framework of law”.
Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov criticized the initiative and said that the document needs to consider the members of the security Council. In turn, a permanent member of the security Council, the head of the foreign intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin doubted that the appeal Zyuganov will be considered.
In early April the Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk urged to remove Lenin’s body from the mausoleum. The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church said that the bodies of the executioners should not be “made public”.