2005-10-28 14:13:00

Kalmyk leader ready to pay $1 Mln for taking Lenin's body to Elista

Moscow, October 28, Interfax - Head of the Russian internal republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has said he is ready to allocate $1 million for the shipping of the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin's body to the Kalmyk capital Elista.

"I have officially told Russian Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov that if the question of burying Lenin's body is raised, we are ready to allocate $1 million to bring both the mausoleum and body to Elista," he told a Friday news conference at the Interfax headquarters in Moscow.