Topics on Russia and the former Soviet Union
Aren't some Russians arguing about this? I am a self-names Russiphile myself and I travel there frequently..when I was there last, I believe the communists and 'reformers' were 'discussing' whether or not to finally bury the man...did you hear anything more? I heard a discussion about him being auctioned on eBay...
Yes, there is a debate regarding whether to finally bury him or not. There has been no decision about it, however. That was the source for the light-hearted remarks.
I remember back in the '80's there was a song we sung in school on Il'ich's birthday - something like this:Vsegda my pomnim LeninaI dumaem o nemI dnem ego rojdeniiaSchitaem luchshim dnem.Will they bury him? I was talking with a Russian scholar last night who said he had a running bet with an American colleague involving what would happen first, Lenin's burial or the resurrection of the Dzerjinsky statue by Lubyanka. Who knows? Who cares? By the way, I'm glad you've discovered "The Thief" (aka BOP), one of my favorite movies of all time.
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