2017-11-02 18:04:00

Mausoleum is, must remain Lenin's burial place Zyuganov

St. Petersburg, November 2, Interfax - The decision to bury Vladimir Lenin's body in the Mausoleum is not up for review, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said.

"The decision to bury Lenin's body in the Mausoleum was made by our country's supreme legislative body and cannot be appealed," Zyuganov told a press conference on Thursday.

The relatives of Soviet leaders whose ashes are resting at the Kremlin wall oppose the reburial, he also said.

There is also an international aspect to this issue, he said.

"Red Square and the Kremlin are part of UNESCO's world cultural treasury, no changes can be made there without approval, including of international organizations," Zyuganov said.

Earlier, the party's Central Committee Secretary Sergey Obukhov told Interfax that a decision to rebury Lenin could be made, perhaps, by the president of Russia jointly with both houses of national parliament. Currently, there are no legal grounds for removing the body from the mausoleum.