Moscow, July 19, Interfax - Russian Orthodox organizations and nationalist and patriotic movements have formed a joint organizing committee that will lodge petitions with courts and the Prosecutor's Office, demanding the burial of Bolshevik Revolution leader Vladimir Lenin's body, Russkiye movement head Dmitry Dyomushkin told Interfax.
"An organizing committee that will seek the removal of Lenin's body from the Mausoleum has been formed. It includes a large number of Orthodox, patriotic and nationalistic organizations," he said.
"In our opinion, this step is needed for Russia's revival, at least its moral and ethical revival. This step is vital to crossing out the previous years," he said.
The author of this initiative is United Orthodox Youth Council Chairman Mikhail Nalimov, Dyomushkin said.
"We analyzed all public opinion surveys on all websites and platforms and concluded that the majority of people support this proposal," he said.
"Lawsuits will soon be compiled in an attempt to persuade courts and the Prosecutor's Office that the presence of Lenin's body on Red Square incites religious and social hatred. We will seek the support of the Russian Orthodox Church, which, we hope, will support us because it is a godly cause," Dyomushkin said.
Any organizations that back this initiative will be able to join the organizing committee, he said.