2005-10-05 16:19:00

Communists will hold mass protests if Lenin is buried - Zyuganov

Moscow, October 5, Interfax - The russian communists will organize mass protests if authorities go ahead with a decision to bury Lenin and tear down the Mausoleum near the Kremlin wall.

"We will hold actions of civic disobedience and will not let such things happen," Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov said at a press conference.

Zyuganov said that the communists are holding a referendum on the issue and have already gathered 4,5 Mln signatures.

Zyuganov said that 26 public organizations back the Communists'' statement against any eventual burial of Lenin''s body. "We have enough wisdom and will to defend our history and sanctuaries," Zyuganov said.