'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Lenin's Tomb 'in urgent need of repair'
Lenin's Tomb - first a tragedy, now a farce. Poor old Lenin, having to suffer the indignity of association with something that has recently shown signs of deteriorating rapidly as a result of a leak and now resembles a big white elephant. Lenin's Tomb is currently in bad need of repairs following a leak, and may need to be closed soon for the foreseeable future. The body may well remain inside while renovations take place.
Recentlyexperts have been investigating the condition of the famed Tomb. The examination revealed that some parts of the Tomb have begun to deteriorate, leading to leaks. According to one report, 'the state of the Tomb is deteriorating continuously' and 'the foundations are cracked'. Expert analysis of the Tomb came to the conclusion that 'the urgent resolution of two problems is required: to repair the foundations and to staunch the flow' of leaks. 'According to a Chief Architect, the main task at present is to halt the sinking'. Legions of people once regularly visited Lenin's Tomb, but now it is mostly visited by curious tourists, and one local resident said it has 'become a tourist attraction in my opinion'.
A growing number of people have said Lenin's Tomb should be done away with. A recent poll by an independent polling institute showed 40 percent of people in favour of this.