2020-09-18 20:44:00

Forty percent of Russia support Lenin reburial, 1 out of every 5 say his body should stay in Mausoleum - poll

Moscow, September 18, Interfax - Forty percent of the respondents surveyed by the research center of the site Superjob.ru believe body of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the October Revolution, should be reburied at a cemetery as soon as possible.

Forty-five percent of the respondents aged 35-44 would welcome such a decision, according to the results of the poll seen by Interfax.

According to the poll, an argument for such position is the opinion that Lenin played a complex role in Russian history and for that reason it is strange to say the least to artificially keep his remains on the main square of Russia.

Seventeen percent of the respondents said Lenin should be reburied later, but not now. Twenty percent of the respondents aged 45 and older said so. According to the poll, the main argument of this category of respondents is that reburial would be appropriate after the generations to whom Lenin is still dear are gone.

Twenty-two percent of the respondents believe it is right to keep the body of the leader in the Mausoleum. The percentage of such respondents among the respondents aged 45 and older is 29%. These respondents say Lenin is part of Russian history and for that reason his body should be left alone.

According to Superjob.ru, 21% of the respondents were undecided on what should be done with Lenin's body.

The poll was conducted on September 14-15, 2020. It surveys 1,600 respondents aged 18 and older who represent the economically active population of Russia living in 323 populated areas in all federal districts.