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Drunk tries to steal Lenin's body


A drunk on Red Square in Moscow has set himself a clear goal: to take the body of the founder of the Soviet Union. But he didn't get any further than the entrance to the mausoleum.

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A security service officer in front of Lenin's mausoleum on Red Square in Moscow in October 2021


Drunkenness increases the willingness to take risks: A man in Moscow also experienced this.

According to the Russian state agency Tass, a drunk tried to steal the embalmed body of the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

The man climbed over the barriers in front of the mausoleum on Red Square on Monday morning and wanted to enter the heavily guarded building in front of the Kremlin walls.

He was arrested at the entrance.

Paramedics diagnosed the man with a mental disorder due to alcoholism.

The mausoleum of the communist theorist, who died in 1924, was considered an important sight in Soviet times and millions of people visited the memorial.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union there were attempts to bury Lenin in a normal grave.

The plans were never implemented.


Source: spiegel

All news articles on 2023-02-06

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