2017-01-06 16:22:00

Lenin should be buried, but the most important is not to inflict harm, the Russian church official believes

*** Red Square is not a cemetery and is not a place for such burials

Moscow, January 6, Interfax - Head of the Patriarchal Council for Culture, rector of the Moscow Sretensky Monastery Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Yegoryevsk believes that Lenin's body should be interred, but authorities should take the final decision.

"Red Square is not a cemetery, it is not a place for such burials, but it will be decided by people who are authorized to take such decisions, after listening to all opinions. And this decision will certainly influence many vectors. The most important thing is not to inflict harm," the bishop told in his interview with Interfax-Religion.

He has no doubts that Lenin's mummified remains will be relocated, but "as to the question when it happens, such decision should be taken by those who are responsible for possible consequences that speed of taking this decision does not deserve."

"We will say that it should be done, but we won't cry out that we have to do it right now or tomorrow. We inform people about our opinion, many people share it. And then let it be decided by those people who are responsible for civil peace in the country," the bishop said.

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