2005-11-13 00:05:00

Communists collect signatures against Lenin burial

Moscow, November 13, Interfax - Russian Communist party activists collected over 2,500 signatures in Moscow on Saturday against the possible burial of Vladimir Lenin.

"As of 10:30 a.m., I had information that 577 signatures had been collected, but this figure could safely be increased four or fivefold by the end of our picket [1:00 p.m. Moscow time]," Yevgeny Dorovin, the secretary of the Communist party's Moscow city committee, told Interfax.

The party's press service earlier said that, "in line with a decision by the All-Russia Protest Headquarters, starting from November 12, people's signatures in defense of Lenin's mausoleum will be collected on Revolution Square in Moscow daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m."