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    More than 200,000 Russians have cast their vote in an online poll on the burial of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin launched by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party.

    More than 200,000 Russians have cast their vote in an online poll on the burial of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin launched by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party.

    The poll of the goodbyelenin.ru website has only one question "Do you back the idea of burying the body of Vladimir Lenin?" The question requires a "Yes" or "No" answer.

    So far, a total of 200,000 people have taken part in the poll. Some 70% of them said they supported the proposal of burying Lenin, while 30% were against.

    Lenin died on January 21, 1924, but despite his stated wish his corpse was embalmed and placed in a specially built mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square.

    Over the years of Soviet rule, crowds of Soviet citizens and delegations from Communist-friendly countries visited the shrine.

    However, proposals that Lenin's mummy should be removed from the heart of Moscow arose immediately after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and in the two decades since discussion of the issue traditionally flares up prior to all of the memorable dates of Lenin's life.

     

    MOSCOW, January 23 (RIA Novosti)

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