The majority of Russians would like to see Vladimir Lenin buried, RIA Novosti reported citing a poll conducted by Public Opinion Fund. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed think the communist leader should be buried, up by 10 percentage points compared with six years ago. Twenty-six percent believe he should stay in his mausoleum on Red Square.
Meanwhile, users of RIA Novosti’s social networking pages were even more in favor of burying the man. An online vote on RIA Novosti’s VKontakte page saw 67 percent choose to have him buried and 85 percent of its Facebook page users would like to see him put six feet under.
Editor's Note: There are many people (myself included) who still believe that Lenin gave the order to murder Tsar Nicholas II and his family in 1918. Further, he is responsible for the deaths and suffering of millions of innocent people when he unleashed the Civil War and the Red Terror that followed. His hatred towards religion led to the endless violence against the Russian Orthodox Church. Lenin also signed the shameful Treaty of Bretsk-Litovsk with Germany on March 3, 1918. For these reasons, among many others, his body should be removed from the mausoleum where his memory is glorified on Red Square and interred in a cemetery. Paul Gilbert
© RIA Novosti. 20 April, 2012