Support The Moscow Times!

Moscow's Lenin Mausoleum Closed to Public for 2 Months

The mausoleum is usually open to the public from Tuesday through Thursday.

The Lenin Mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square will be closed to visitors for two months as it undergoes renovations.

The mausoleum, which houses the body of former revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin, shut Monday and will reopen on April 16, the RIA Novosti news agency cited the Federal Guard Service as saying.

The structure first opened a week after Lenin passed away in 1924, and his body has been housed there ever since — barring a wartime evacuation.

The mausoleum is usually open to the public from Tuesday through Thursday and at weekends from 10 a.m. until 13 a.m, but is closed on public holidays.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more