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whatson
Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 10:41:15 PM
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Attention!

The Lenin Mausoleum will be closed Feb 16 - Apr 16 2017 for maintenance. (From foreign press.)

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 12:37:01 AM

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whatson wrote:
The Lenin Mausoleum will be closed Feb 16 - Apr 16 2017 for maintenance. (From foreign press.)

I have never been there in all my life. Why would you need to stare at a dead body of someone who passed 96 years ago?

აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
whatson
Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:34:48 AM
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If you had gone as an октябрёнок, the corpse would have been younger. Were not whole schools visiting the place?

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:42:01 AM

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whatson wrote:
Were not whole schools visiting the place?

Yes they were. But not all schools even in Moscow. And then we were a communist state - there were lots of indoctrinated teachers who would take their pupils to over there.

In your original post you were addressing tourists.

აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
whatson
Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:29:26 AM
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OP was a warning to tourists to plan their itinerary accordingly.

As to school visits, I thought it was obligatory to school kids to make the pilgrimage from the farthest reaches of the land.

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:04:25 AM

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whatson wrote:
OP was a warning to tourists to plan their itinerary accordingly.

I understand this. The question is - why would one want to visit the place?

Quote:
As to school visits, I thought it was obligatory to school kids to make the pilgrimage from the farthest reaches of the land.

Lies.

აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:16:37 AM

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Meanwhile you can travel to Finland and visit the only European Lenin Museum outside Russia in Tampere.

Lenin Museum


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:40:56 AM
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whatson wrote:


The Lenin Mausoleum



Thank you for raising this fascinating topic.

I think that it would be great if Americans were able to see the embalmed bodies of famous Americans.

In my profound ignorance, I had always thought that only three leaders had been embalmed for public display: Messrs. Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong, and Ho Chi Minh.

I found an article on the Web that discusses all the known leaders to have been embalmed.

The latest is President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.

(I am unable to link. Interested members and guests can go to google and type in: A photographic guide to the world's embalmed leaders.)
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:11:20 AM

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TheParser wrote:
I think that it would be great if Americans were able to see the embalmed bodies of famous Americans.

A laboratory of 12 people works only to preserve the body. They examine it every second day and it is reembalmed once in 3 years.
That's ghastly. I would rather they left him alone.

აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:26:08 AM
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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:

I would rather they left him alone.



That's a valid point of view.
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