«Smooths out the rough edges»: the Communist party praised Putin’s words about the Lenin mausoleum

© AFP 2018 / Kirill Kudryvtsev honor guard at the entrance to Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow. Archival photo«Smooths out the rough edges»: the Communist party praised Putin’s words about the Lenin mausoleum© AFP 2018 / Kirill Kudryvtsev

Comparison of Russian President Vladimir Putin Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum with the veneration of the relics of the saints «smooths out the rough edges» around this topic, said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the CPRF Central Committee Ivan Melnikov.

«Communism is like Christianity»

On Sunday, President Vladimir Putin expressed the view that communism is «akin» to Christianity, and the room in the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin compared with the veneration of the relics of the saints. In addition, he called the code of the Builder of communism «sublimation», «primitive excerpt from the Bible.»

«Maybe I’ll say something that someone may not like it, but I will say this, I think. First, faith has always accompanied us, she was strengthened when our country, our people was especially hard. Was such very hard during the Soviet time, when he killed the priests, destroyed temples. But at the same time creating a new religion. Communist ideology, it is very akin to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice — all laid out in Scripture, it’s all there. And code of the Builder of communism? It’s sublimation, it’s just such a primitive is an excerpt from the Bible, nothing new has been invented,» Putin said in an interview for the film «Balaam», an excerpt of which was shown in the program «Vesti Nedeli» on TV channel «Russia 1».

«A positive assessment»

The Communist party reacted to Putin’s statement positively. «I think this President is very useful and reasonably smooth sharp corners around the theme of the mausoleum. In this respect, the assessment of these theses can only be positive,» — said Melnikov.

However, the representative of the Communist party did not agree with the assessment code of the Builder of communism. «Another issue is that for the Communists the «code of the Builder of communism» can not be «primitive excerpt from the Bible.» Still this code aims at building a just society here and now,» he said.

«A gigantic figure, peribahasa the whole world»

First Vice-speaker of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Franz Klintsevich, commenting on Vladimir Putin’s words about the body of Lenin, expressed the opinion that the President spoke objectively.

«Vladimir Putin once again spoke as a politician, devoid of any ideological blinders. In the end, he said what really is, calling, as they say, white is white», — he wrote in Facebook.

In addition, the Senator added that the personality of Lenin «will remain in history as a gigantic figure, peribahasa the whole world.» He also noted that «the level of Alexander the great, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane.»

Russia in 2017 has marked the centenary of the revolution. Round date has once again stepped up in the Russian public discussion about disposal of the body of Vladimir Lenin, and human rights activists proposed to make from the Mausoleum Museum.

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However, after the condemnation of the cult of personality in 1961 Stalin’s body was buried near the Kremlin wall.«Smooths out the rough edges»: the Communist party praised Putin’s words about the Lenin mausoleum© RIA Novosti / Boris to Kaufmanfranco fotobank in 1953, the mausoleum was erected the sarcophagus with the body of Joseph Stalin and the tomb was renamed the Mausoleum of V. I. Lenin and I. V. Stalin. However, after the condemnation of the cult of personality in 1961 Stalin’s body was buried near the Kremlin wall.© RIA Novosti / Boris to Cavalleretti fotobank in 1970-e years the Mausoleum has undergone an extensive renovation: he changed the worn out marble blocks, as well as modernized engineering infrastructure.«Smooths out the rough edges»: the Communist party praised Putin’s words about the Lenin mausoleum© RIA Novosti / Boris to Cavalleretti fotobank in 1970-e years the Mausoleum has undergone an extensive renovation: he changed the worn out marble blocks, as well as modernized engineering infrastructure.© RIA Novosti / Ivan to Devicecapability in fotobank 1983 to 1984, the Mausoleum was rebuilt in part: to the rear of the building added a closed Annex, which put an escalator for senior leaders of the Soviet Union. 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