"Many things in our life would symbolically change for the better after this [burial]," Mr. Medinsky said, adding that he thinks Lenin should be buried with full state honors and his Red Square mausoleum turned into a museum of the Soviet era.
"I have always believed that a body should be entrusted to the earth," said Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky late last month. "And Lenin's relatives begged the authorities not to place him in the mausoleum."
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