2005-11-08 15:24:00

Russians want Lenin to be reburied - poll

Moscow, November 8, Interfax - A survey of 1,600 by the All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Studies (VTsIOM) has shown that the number of Russians who support Lenin's burial to have increased.

In 1999 43% favored Lenin's reburial, whilst in 2005 52% of respondents want to see him buried. Meanwhile, the number of those opposing Lenin's reburial, has decreased from 42% to 37% with only 9% of Russians ready to protest against such moves, including 19% of Communist supporters.

One third of Russians (30%) consider that the issue should be decided by a referendum, however, 24% consider that Lenin's relatives should make the decision.

Another 16% of respondents would like the president to decide, while 9% want the Moscow authorities to decide, with 8% wanting to entrust the issue to the State Duma.