Lenin's Mausoleum, former Soviet Parliament building behind, Red Square, Russia

Lenin’s Mausoleum also known as Lenin’s Tomb, situated in Red Square in Moscow, is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His embalmed body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924 (with rare exceptions in wartime).

Two policemen walk past the Facade of Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Russia

Aleksey Shchusev’s diminutive but monumental granite structure incorporates some elements from ancient mausoleums, such as the Step Pyramid and the Tomb of Cyrus the Great. More than 10 million people visited Lenin’s tomb between 1924 and 1972. The design was an inspiration  or the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam See Images here

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Kremlin and Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Russia

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Photography © Quintin Lake, 2007