This essay will cover the history of politics surrounding the Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin, which sits below the Kremlin wall in the Red Square of Moscow, Russia. In it, I explore the question of whether Lenin’s death, embalmment, and placement within the mausoleum was used for political gain by leaders in the Soviet and post-Soviet era of Russian history. I also note that the mausoleum started as and continues to be seen as a symbol of power in accordance with Marxist-Leninist ideology and the Soviet Union as a whole. The paper covers contemporary debates about Lenin’s final burial as well.
"Lenin’s Life after Death: An Analysis of the Politics Surrounding the Lenin Mausoleum as a Symbol of Power throughout History,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2013
, Article 1.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2013/iss1/1