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Lenin's Mausoleum

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Address: Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 925 298-18-66
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 13:00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious...

The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious 20th-century Russian leader is viewable inside this large stone mausoleum, where a certain decorum for visitors is strictly enforced.

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A must if you like political history.

If you are visiting the red square early in the morning around 9am you must do the mausoleum. The resting place of the revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. Also just behind the mausoleum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Aaron H
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are visiting the red square early in the morning around 9am you must do the mausoleum. The resting place of the revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. Also just behind the mausoleum is the graves of soviet leaders including Stalin. Even in the walls famous hero of the soviet era tombs along the likes of famous cosmonauts and generals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a free activity only open 3 hours a day finishing at 13.00 hrs not open everyday so check before you go. Some queuing but moves quickly mainly due to bag checking security then floor the arrows round and through to mausoleum. Guards are every corner and the place is darkened with a few steps down so be careful.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well althought free, you queue, then walking like school kids in a line, no taking, no photos, just serious looking policemen every 10 steps. Then in the dark it emerges. Embalmed? ..if they say so. Looked very plastic en just WAY too good for 1924 to 2016. Not buying it. Not worth the time in the queue.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When living in USSR ,few time was in Moscow ,didn't intended visit Lenin's mausoleum, there were huge lines ,people began came on 4 A.M ,than just went to Red Square to see change of honor guard, now there isn't honor guard,and line is shorter.I just pictured building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red Square might mean "beautiful" but also "red of blood shed". Central place in Moscow and of all Russia had seen so many cruelty and so little happiness that it is impossible not to think about that. But still it has a solemn beauty - Kremlin walls, built by the Italians in XV Century, Palace of the Russian Government, built... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cold day in mid-November meant that we just walked in to pay our respects, hats off, hands out of pockets and down some rather tricky stairs in the dark. Solemn faced trios of guards were there to ensure no unseemly behaviour, however I guesses it was very quiet there was no urgency to push us along so we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start lining up no later than 8.30am as the line grows fairly quickly. There is no fee to get in and once the line starts moving it goes quite smoothly. This is because there is no stopping as you file past the old guy. The guards are very officious and quickly push you to move on if you stop. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing - superb historical display combined with the current state's presence. Everything from the (very) high security to the absolute silence was fantastic and seeing Lenin is quite the eerie experience. The lack of any photos is also good - it creates the experience and the image is not diluted.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a must see if only to settle your curiosity if it is actually Lenin or a mannequin. I think the latter. The grounds are lovely too once you come out of the building with many head statues. Be warned though because the queues are very long so get there a minimum of 30 minutes before opening time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you are in Moscow you should go and see this memorial to Lenin. Our guide informed us that he will soon be buried. You must first go through security and are not allowed to stop as you walk by a glass case with his embalmed body. Along the Kremlin wall you can see the graves of other famous communists.

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