A drunken Russian tried to steal Lenin's body

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Russian police detained a drunken man who tried to steal the body of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin from the mausoleum of Red Square in Moscow, reports the Russian state news agency TASS.

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"The incident happened on the night of February 6. A man was arrested when he tried to break into the mausoleum where Vladimir Lenin's body is located and remove it. It was later discovered that the man was drunk," a police source confirmed.

During the night, the police noticed a suspicious passer-by moving near the mausoleum, and when he started pulling the door and trying to get inside, the police detained him.
Allegedly, an ambulance was called to the scene, and the doctors concluded that the man had a mental disorder caused by the effects of alcohol.

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During the interrogation, the man repeatedly tried to escape, but finally admitted that his intention was to steal Lenin's body. The detainee could not explain what his motives were.

The former Soviet statesman Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died on January 21, 1924, and before his death he did not express his wish in which way he wanted to be buried. Therefore, his body was embalmed, and in 1930 the construction of the mausoleum in which the body was placed was completed. Millions of tourists and admirers have visited this mausoleum.

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