Politics Made Local
1:41 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Lenin's Popularity Waning In Moscow And Seattle's Fremont Neighborhood

Lenin statue in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.
Credit KUOW Photo

The Moscow mausoleum where you can see Vladimir Lenin's body has reopened, following a major renovation project. But most Russians now say it's time Lenin received a proper burial — in the ground.

Perhaps they've come to believe, as Americans seem to believe, that it's a little creepy to have someone's body preserved with chemicals and put on display for all to see. It makes him seem like some character from a fairy tale, like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty.

Credit KUOW Photo

KUOW headed over to what may be the only publicly displayed statue of Lenin in America, in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, to see how Lenin's reputation is faring here.

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