Clémentine Portier-Kaltenbach 4:45 p.m., February 28, 2022

In Moscow, on Red Square, leaning against the walls of the Kremlin, Lenin's mausoleum has stood since 1930. Under a bulletproof glass dome, Vladimir Ilitch Oulianov (1870-1924), the father of the Russian revolution and the Soviet Union, has rested there for nearly 100 years.

The thousands of visitors who flock each year in the dark to see his embalmed remains discover an average-sized man, dressed in a black suit topped with the insignia of members of the Soviet government.

But when the cost of maintaining the body annually reaches several million rubles, a question is often put on the table: should Lenin be buried?

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