And the corpse is still there
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, state Duma Deputy Natalia Poklonskaya and TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak called for the burial of the body of Vladimir Lenin. The initiative is expected criticized the Communists, and the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the issue of reburial on the agenda in the Kremlin is not worth it. This is not the first discussion about what to do with the Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin, next year it will be 30 years old.
Another round of controversy about the burial of Vladimir Lenin initiated on 2 November, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. In the Telegram he called for the burial of the body of Vladimir Lenin, as well as the remains of the companion of Imam Shamil, Hadji-Murat, in the Museum in St. Petersburg. Mr. Kadyrov was supported by the Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia” Natalia Poklonskaya. “Does being dead as a piece for mass observation can bring into someone’s heart with joy and bright feelings,” she wrote on his page in Facebook. This informal coalition was joined by TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, who said recently about the desire to run for President. To the question about what she would do if elected in the first place, Ms. Sobchak said that “would have removed the corpse of Lenin from red square”.
It is the thing which I was terribly outraged. I believe that the Ages in which we fail now, is including the fact that we are in the XXI century on the main square of the country lies the corpse of a man. No matter what his political views and how anyone evaluates his contribution to the history of our state.Ksenia Subcutaneously
Later, Ms. Sobchak has offered to hold the issue of the referendum.
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The reaction of the Communist party, traditionally speaking out in defense of Lenin’s mausoleum, was almost instantaneous. “This decision is final and not appealable. Lenin is buried in accordance with Orthodox canons. He is in the crypt lies two meters below ground level. Such crypts of the world today, about a hundred,” — said the head of the party Gennady Zyuganov.
The Communists consider that the decision about the burial can be made only by the President of the Russian Federation jointly with the state Duma and the Federation Council, since the decision about the burial at the time, took Supreme authority of the Soviet Union. Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party Sergei Obukhov said that to rebury already tried by the decree of Boris Yeltsin in 1998, but “has not found legal grounds”. The leader “the Left front” Sergey Udaltsov has declared that in the case of a decision about the burial of “thousands of Communists be released to protect the mausoleum.”
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov noted that this topic is “public enough resonance”, and it is not the agenda of the Kremlin.
“To make Lenin necessary, but without fanaticism”
In fact, the public discussion of the question of the burial of Vladimir Lenin, next year will be 30 years old. For the first time publicly with the idea was made by Director mark Zakharov. April 21, 1989, in the program “the View,” Mr. Zakharov said that “we must forgive Lenin, to give him a decent burial, a mausoleum turned into a monument of the epoch”. “I think someone is very beneficial to Lenin was more publicized, turned into a deity, idol. To pray to him, and wondered at all whether he was right,” said Mr Zakharov.
If today Vladimir Ilyich was at this table and glanced at our country and saw these millions of its images, he man, requiring all Communists of one humble… I think he would have done very seriously, revolutionary.Mark Saarbriicken
TV host of “the View” Alexander Lyubimov said “Kommersant” that the theme of the broadcast was then raised by accident. “It was a live broadcast, the anniversary of Lenin’s birthday”, — said the presenter. Mark Zakharov recalls that in that year he saw a documentary movie about a big queue in the mausoleum. “This confused me, and I decided to comment on the situation on TV — he said “Kommersant”.— The reaction to my statement was interesting. On one of party meetings said, “what have we come, honored artist of Russia put forward such a monstrous idea — to bury Lenin!” And after that I received two letters from the Moscow factories, where me universal suffrage sentenced to death”.
In 1991 the idea of dumping was supported by the mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak. In 1993 the mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov has addressed to President Boris Yeltsin with a request to “restore the historical appearance of the red square”, but the proposals were not supported.
Four years later, the idea relished already to Mr. Yeltsin. On 10 June 1997, he initiated the dismantling of the mausoleum and the necropolis in the Kremlin wall and reburial of Lenin’s body. And in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia” in 1999 promised to create a Commission to study this question, but by the end of the year, the discussions subsided. In the same year, in an interview with “Kommersant” Patriarch Alexy II also spoke in favor of the burial of the body of Vladimir Lenin. “I hope that once it is created by some Pantheon, or burial place, where will be transferred the remains of the figures of revolution which are on the red square. It is immoral, when the red square are the rock concerts next to the churchyard,” he said (see “Kommersant” on 25 may 1999).