As evidenced by this report by journalist Don Murray presented to Téléjournal on July 7, 1990, Lenin remains a hero for some Soviets.
On the other hand, several citizens no longer hesitate to criticize the actions of the father of the Bolshevik revolution.
“His goal was good, his means to achieve it were horrible,” summarizes one man.
Others are even more scathing.
“Lenin is the devil! » says an onlooker.
In 1990, a documentary by Stanislav Govorukhin was shown in Moscow cinemas.
Its title? We can no longer live like this.
This is a denunciation of the personality cult of Lenin and the Leninism.
Reporting by journalist Nick Spicer on the debate in Russia over the future of Lenin's remains
On February 26, 2006, Radio-Canada correspondent in Moscow, Nick Spicer, presented a report to the Téléjournal on what has become one of the attractions of the Russian capital: the remains of Lenin.
Several tourists, many of them foreigners, are still patiently lining up to see the embalmed body of the father of the October 1917 revolution.
However, some Russian citizens would like Lenin's remains to be transferred to the city of Saint Petersburg so that he can be buried there.
In interview , Lenin's niece claims that this transfer would be sacrilegious, because her uncle would have been buried according to the rites of the Orthodox Church.
This statement raises eyebrows a historian, who recalls that Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov closed hundreds of churches.
The cult of Lenin was somewhat reestablished under the presidency of Vladimir Putin.
It is above all the economic modernization and the rise of Russian power represented by the USSR that the current Russian leader admires.< /p>
Lenin still rests in his mausoleum. Admission is free.
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