The Lenin Mausoleum, located on Red Square in Moscow, is one of the high points of Soviet architecture. The supervising architect of the project was Aleksei Shchusev. The first temporary wooden mausoleum opened 27 January 1924 near the Senate Tower in the Kremlin on Red Square. The second mausoleum was a truncated step pyramid, with stairs joined on both sides of an L-shaped extension. The permanent stone mausoleum was ready in 1930. 22 April 2011 marks 141 years since the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) , statesman, politician, and Marxist theoretician, founder of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and of the USSR.
22 April 2011
I put this up, an infographic about a monument to a truly historical figure, because there are people in the ROCOR cosying up publicly to the specious pretender Maria Vladimirovna Romanova (her badmouthing of the late Grand Princess Xenia‘s family (who have a better claim than she does) is below the salt, to say the least). What’s worse, a bishop accepted a spurious “award” from this posturing poseur (see this disgusting post on the ROCOR official website). Like it or lump it, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was an historical figure, one of the “greats” in Russian history. You can’t airbrush him out of the story… yet, some would have it that way, and we should oppose them with all our powers. What happened, HAPPENED. Indeed, much GOOD happened because of the communists, and we should never deny it.
As I say, there’s a faction in the ROCOR (and in the OCA, too) that wants to prettify and refashion the past… and shitcan everything that doesn’t fit their current fancies. That’s unacceptable… full stop. I find that not only disrespectful to the historical record, it’s lunatic, in the medical sense of the term. It’s one of the reasons that I oppose Potapov and Paffhausen so bitterly… they want to remould the past to “excommunicate” all leftists and demonise those who oppose their capitalist notions. I’d remind these gents of the following… Christ became incarnate in the family of Joseph the Worker by CHOICE… think on THAT…