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Lenin's Mausoleum

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Address: Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 13:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 13:00
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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This would be interesting for those who were born in USSR or for history lovers. Back in the old USSR days I remember the lines to the mausoleum were outrageously long and you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You'll be ushered to move along once inside the mausoleum: no time to admire or appreciate the state of Lenin's Body after so many decades. Photos are strictly prohibited, but when walking out towards the exit there's a great photo opportunity for a selfie with St. Basil's in the background when standing next to a beautiful tree. All fallen leaders... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be interesting for those who were born in USSR or for history lovers. Back in the old USSR days I remember the lines to the mausoleum were outrageously long and you need probably a full day to visit Lenin. Nowadays the lines are shorter but the visting hours are very strict. Only certain days between 10 am and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A tribute to the founder of the Revolution, and being the centenary, this place is more is more appropriate to visit than normal.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one is a free activity, you must arrive early in the morning to make the line, there is a security check point (I saw more security guards here than the Kremlin) they will ask to walk across metal detector; you are not allow to take pictures inside the Mausoleum, also you are not allow to speak in a loud... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a museum which housed the Great of the communist era. One all see all the tombs and memorials along the wall. Lenin's well preserved body lies in the museum. Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst visiting Moscow for the first time we this would be interesting to visit and share some history with the kids. We visited in December and there was no queue, though I'm told the queues can be horrendous at times. There are soldiers everywhere and the etiquette is to move reasonably quickly through and not linger for too long. Particularly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went about mid day today expecting long line since we did not get up early enough for the opening . We were pleasantly surprised as we had almost zero line , maybe five mins thru security . Yes you go thru quickly but that is enough to feel the awesome presence of the spirit of the man that drove... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Queue to see a waxwork figure of a forgotten past? Why would you even think to do that?! He wasn't Russian!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting and marvelous mausoleum in the center of Moscow. A must see in the heart of muscow which remember the Communist era for you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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