Lie first. The main propaganda blow concentrates on instilling public opinion about the burial of Lenin. And here the mean-spirited calculation is obvious - what a normal person would object to the burial of the remains of the deceased. Although in the case of Lenin we are talking about reburial.
It seemed an obvious thing for everyone — Lenin was buried. As the founder of the Russian Federation and the USSR, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was buried with the highest state honors of January 27 of 1924.
By the way, contemporaries didn’t doubt that Lenin was buried. Newspaper articles and notes of January-March 1924 were full of headlines: “Lenin's grave”, “At the grave of Ilyich”, “At Lenin's grave”, etc.
And the form of the burial was determined by the country's highest authority — the Second All-Union Congress of Soviets — in the ground, at a depth of three meters in the crypt above which the Mausoleum was erected. By the way, the delegate of the congress, Lenin's widow Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya, voted for this decision.
Even considering the burial of V.I. Lenin from the standpoint of modern legislation, and it takes into account the existing Orthodox cultural traditions of the Russian people, the crypt and the Mausoleum above it must be fully consistent with the current laws of the Russian Federation. The embalmed body of Lenin rests in a coffin-sarcophagus at a depth of three meters under the ground, which fully complies with the provisions of the Federal Law “On burial and funeral business” from 12.01.1996. Article 3 of this law says: “Burial can be carried out by bringing the body (remains) ground (burial in the grave, crypt) ". And the body of Lenin, we recall once again, buried in a crypt (vaulted tomb, buried in the ground).
It’s difficult for an ordinary citizen to substitute the notions of “burial” and “reburial” in a massive information flow: the direction is very high - all state media, including television, even “independent” news agencies and liberal opposition publications write only about “burial”, carefully concealing the substitution concepts.
Political initiators of the reburial are not very profitable to face the public in the guise of grave diggers. Hence the lie about the need for burial, which is not.
The second lie. Lenin's body has been put on display, it does not rest in a Christian way, it is not interred.
Let us recall the public statement of Olga Dmitrievna Ulyanova’s native niece Lenin: “I have repeatedly stated and will repeat once again that I categorically oppose the reburial of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. There is no reason for this. Even religious. The sarcophagus in which it lies lies three meters below ground level, which corresponds to the burials according to Russian custom and the Orthodox canon. ”
Olga Dmitrievna more than once already repulsed the grave-diggers claiming that Lenin was allegedly buried not in accordance with the folk traditions, outside the framework of the Orthodox cultural tradition.
On the fact that the body is not interred, the answer is already given on the basis of the provisions of the Federal Law “On Burial and Funeral Business”: burial in a crypt is a form of burial in the ground.
And now about the view of the buried body. Is this an exceptional case in the practice of the burial of great, illustrious people in countries with strong Christian cultural traditions?
The most famous example is the burial in the open for viewing sarcophagus of the great Russian surgeon Nikolai Pirogov near Vinnitsa. The sarcophagus with the coffin of the great scientist is placed in a crypt, which is one of the forms of burial in the ground and has been on display for almost 130 years. As it is written in the definition of the Holy Synod in St. Petersburg, “so that the disciples and followers of the noble and godly deeds of the servant of God, N.I. Pirogov could contemplate his bright appearance.
But an excerpt from the conclusion of the Chairman of the Commission of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR on the funeral of V.I. Ulyanov (Lenin) F. Dzerzhinsky: “To meet the wishes of the masses of the USSR and other countries, see the appearance of the late leader, V.Ilyanov’s funeral ( Lenin) decided to take measures at the disposal of modern science for the possible long-term preservation of the body. ”
In this case, how does the decision of the state body of the Russian Empire, which was the Holy Synod, which allowed to “see the bright face” of the deceased scientist Pirogov to his students and admirers, differs from the same decision of the highest state authority represented by the Congress of Soviets and the CEC of the USSR? Nothing? Then why is everything calm on the first occasion, but on the second there is a universal hubbub?
As we see, in the case of the noise around the burial form of Lenin, political slyness covered up with some pseudo-religious spells appears on his face.
After all, no one in the case of Pirogov, much less in the case of Lenin, raises the question of copying the practice of attitude to the relics of saints canonized by the Church. Nobody of the bodies of Pirogov or Lenin in the country for worship by believers, as the Church does with the relics of saints, does not carry. Nobody is applied to the embalmed bodies of the departed great people. Everyone understands that their incorruptibility is the recognition of their services to people (the state, society, various communities, etc.). Only citizens who honor such great statesmen and scientists as they enter the crypt receive the opportunity to "see the bright face."
By the way, in such a fiercely Catholic country, a similar approach was with the burial of the “head of state”, the founding father of Second Rechispolitoy Marshal Pilsudski, whose relations with the official church were also far from cloudless. He converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, then again to Catholicism. And the May coup 1926, organized by the founder of the state was very bloody. Yes, and in the creation of concentration camps Pilsudski very well distinguished himself. But ... the founder of the state. Although the Catholic Church was even engaged after burial by dragging his remains along the Wawel crypts, which provoked the episcopate’s conflict with President Mostitsky.
Recall Pilsudski was buried in 1935, in the Wawel Castle, in a crypt in a glass coffin. But embalming was ineffective. As a result, only a small window was left, which is currently closed.
The original glass coffin of the founding father of the 2nd Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Marshal Pilsudski before his transfer to the crypt under the tower of the Silver Bells in Wawel
The third lie. Attempts are being made to convince society that it is necessary to fulfill the last will of Lenin, who allegedly bequeathed to bury himself next to his mother at the Volkov cemetery in Leningrad. This lie goes around the world since it was first announced at a meeting of the Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR, broadcast live, by one Karjakin. Then the fiction was picked up by the pope of the current socialite and Putin’s mentor Anatoly Sobchak.
From the statements of Olga Dmitrievna Ulyanova it is unambiguously clear: “Attempts to prove that there is a will to be buried in the Volkov cemetery are unsuccessful. Such a document does not exist and could not be; in our family there has also never been talk on this topic. Vladimir Ilyich died at a fairly young age - at 53, and naturally, he thought more about life than about death. In addition, given historical the era in which Lenin lived, his nature, the character of a true revolutionary, I’m sure he would not write a will on this subject. Vladimir Ilyich was a very modest man who least of all cared for himself. Most likely, he would leave a will to the country, the people - how to build a perfect state. ”
Scientist and publicist A.S. Abramov, Chairman of the Board of the Charitable Public Organization (Fund) for the Preservation of the Mausoleum of V.I.Lenin many times gave the media a response from the RCCHIDNI (this is the former Central Party Archive) to the request of the Yeltsin administration regarding Lenin’s will. The official response to the President of the Russian Federation said that "there is not a single document of Lenin, his relatives or relatives regarding Lenin’s last will to be buried in a certain Russian cemetery."
Rights A.S. Abramov, who claims that even from the everyday point of view, the arguments about the Volkov cemetery are completely false. After all, Lenin is already resting next to the widow, Nadezhda Krupskaya, and sister Maria Ulyanova, whose ashes are in the necropolis near the Kremlin wall.
The fourth lie. It is necessary to remove the Mausoleum and the Necropolis of the heroes of the Soviet era, since it is impossible to turn Red Square into a cemetery. The historical illiteracy of the authors of this argument is obvious. The territory of St. Basil’s Cathedral or “The Cathedral of the Intercession, that on the ditch” is also the oldest cemetery. What gentlemen, United Russia, the cathedral will blow up and dig graves, so that you feel more comfortable to organize the rinks and variety shows? And other sovereign graves in the cathedrals of the Kremlin do not bother you having fun?
Red Square in its current form is a place of power formed in the RSFSR and the USSR. Here, the concentration of symbols of all historical eras - from Moscow Rus (the place of power played here a place of execution) to the USSR (state tribune and burial of the founding father of the current Russian Federation and heroes of the Soviet era). And the current rulers of the Russian Federation, organizing parades in honor of the Victory Day of the USSR in the Second World War, de facto recognize this highest status of Red Square.
In the big market place, which was Red Square before Lenin and Stalin, there are no Victory Parades. For some reason, on the Cherkizovsky market state ceremonies will obviously not look.
Therefore, how uncomfortable and unpleasant you are, gentlemen temporary from United Russia, will have to endure when sending rituals of power in Red Square and Lenin in the Mausoleum, and Stalin's grave, and all the graves of heroes of the era of the RSFSR and the USSR. Without this, the current government does not even have the appearance of historical legitimacy.
* * *
In general, the barbarism and denseness of modern Russian Western liberals are amazing. If they had tried in some of the NATO countries, they would give a hint about the destruction or the grave-digging, say, in the mausoleum of President Grant in New York (a symbol of triumph in the Civil War of the North over the South), the mausoleum of the founding father of modern secular Turkey Ataturk. Or talk about the "legend of the land" of the founding father of the Second Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Marshal Pilsudski or Napoleon, whose tombs are on display.
As you can see, the entire argumentation of the necrophobes from “United Russia” and its liberal ones was sung along with white threads. There is an attempt to settle the historical scores with the great Soviet era against the background of the uselessness of the current government, which is increasingly showing its state inconsistency against the background of real achievements of the USSR.
How else do people honor their great statesmen
Burials of Moscow princes in the Archangel Cathedral of the Kremlin
So originally looked the tomb of Kozma Minin in Nizhny Novgorod
Tomb of Emperor Napoleon in Republican France
Pantheon in Rome. Since the Renaissance, it was used as a tomb. Among those who were buried here are such great people as Raphael and Carracci, the composer Corelli, the architect Peruzzi and the two kings of Italy - Victor Emmanuel II and Umberto I
New York. USA. Triumph of the North over the South. Mausoleum of US President Ulysses Grant (1897) in Manhattan’s Riverside Park. Photo of the First World War: by the Grant's mausoleum sailing warships.
Mausoleum of the founding father of the modern Turkish Republic Ataturk.
As you can see, in the NATO countries with civilization and mausoleums everything is in order.