Russian history. Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev

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Vladimir Lenin historical picture Vladimir Lenin, the founder of Soviet communism and Soviet Union, has been dead for 75 years, felled at the age of 53.
historical photo: fare-well to Vladimir Lenin There was published the official communication about the death of the world communist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

In three days more than one million of people visited the Pillared Hall to say fare-well to V.I.Lenin.

Next communist leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, ordered doctors and scientists to find a way to preserve Vladimir Lenin's body. They succeeded, and Vladimir Ilich Lenin still lies in a specially designed mausoleum on Red Square, where Russians and tourists alike come to see him.

Georgy Zhukov and Joseph Stalin on the tribune of the Lenin Mausoleum

Georgy Zhukov and Joseph Stalin historical photo

Joseph Stalin's body, too, was displayed alongside his mentor's following his death nearly 30 years later.

Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin in the Mausoleum

Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin historical photo
Nikita Khrushchev historical photo

And there he stayed until Stalin's draconian policies fell into disfavor with the Russiant government under Nikita Khrushchev.

Nikita Khrushchev warns western ambassadors, "We will bury you!"

Under cover of night, Stalin's body was removed and buried beside the Kremlin wall in 1961, eight years after Joseph Stalin death.

Joseph Stalin tomb
Lenin mausoleum But Vladimir Lenin remained on display through the Cold War, through the end of Communist Party rule and through the breakup of the Soviet Union in late 1991.
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