2009-01-21 12:52:00

Lenin’s body shouldn’t remain on Red Square, the Moscow Patriarchate believes

Moscow, January 21, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate believes that Lenin’s body should be taken out of the mausoleum on Red Square.

“If Communists want to venerate Lenin’s body, as he is their idol, their shrine, then they have the Lenin Museum in Ulyanovsk, they can place his body there,” head of the Moscow Patriarchate press service Priest Vladimir Vigilyansky told Interfax-Religion on the 85th anniversary of the leader’s death.

He believes, “it will be compromise and fair decision.”

“I think Lenin shouldn’t remain on Red Square as it belongs to everyone and not only to the Communists,” the priest stressed.