2017-04-21 12:46:00

Zyuganov demands Russian Security Council guarantee Lenin not to be reburied

Moscow, April 21, Interfax - The Russian Security Council should look into the bill on Vladimir Lenin's reburial submitted to the State Duma on Thursday, Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said.

"Let me reiterate my demand to the Security Council: do consider this initiative and give us a formal answer. Guarantors are supposed to give stability guarantees to the country," Zyuganov told reporters on Friday.

The Russian Communist Party sees the initiative as "a challenge to all citizens of this country, irrespective of their party affiliation," he said, adding, "we see it not just as a challenge to the public but also as a major provocative act against the entire Russian statehood."

"If we call for stability, for unity of Holy Rus and for consolidation of society, we should also be aware of the danger looming behind everyone's back," he said.

Zyuganov suggested that the reburial advocates decide "where to start digging": either from the Moskva River, or the Kremlin Wall, or the Kremlin cathedrals.

Members of the Liberal Democratic Party and United Russia submitted the bill to the State Duma on Thursday to propose the establishment of an interdepartmental commission for Lenin's reburial from the Mausoleum on Red Square. Later in the day, parliamentary majority members withdrew their signatures on the bill.