Moscow, April 13, Interfax - A prompt decision needs to be made on the burial of the remains of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and on the transfer of the remains of Joseph Stalin to Georgia, Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, said.
"If I was asked, I would make this decision today, without waiting until tomorrow. Why torture Lenin's dead body, clean it constantly, keep this mummy? Who needs it? He is not a holy person. I am firmly convinced that Lenin's remains should be buried and Stalin's remains should be sent to his homeland, to Georgia," he said in an interview with Interfax.
"Why is Stalin's grave in Moscow, near the Kremlin? How many Russians died, were tortured to death, went through camps because of him? He killed 300,000 Chechens and Ingush people [in the 1944 deportation]. Children, women, old people were killed and villages were burned on his orders. That's the kind of hero he is! To me he is a devil, an evildoer, a tyrant! Now here we have a terrorist! When I hear his name, my hands begin to sweat from agitation and hatred," Kadyrov said.