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1924:  Vladimir Ilyich Lenin lying in state in the Kremlin

Photo: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870 – 1924) lying in state in the Kremlin. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1924

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Something quite intriguing is happening within Russian-speaking internet during the last few – should you type a fully academic inquiry (at least, according to Russian academic requirements) in national search engines for “Lenin’s mausoleum” – the first thing you get (even in top 10 searches) is website pages talking about black magic and occult. Website authors view this construction differently, but unconditionally agree on one thing: the mausoleum of the “leader of the world proletariat” – the essence of a magical artifact, a sort of “energy vampire”. It was built with a certain purpose: to drain the energy out of miserable Soviet citizens on one hand; and to poison the anthroposphere of one-sixth part of the earth with its vibes (the exact territory that was occupied by the former Soviet Union), depriving the Russian people of will to resist on the other hand. Complete nonsense? No doubt. Nevertheless, an intriguing one. Well, probably because some oddities do exist in mausoleum’s history. These oddities are the thing we are going to discuss this time. First, let me refresh you memory on the subject.

1924: Soldiers stand to attention by Lenin's coffin at his lying-in-state in the Labour temple, Moscow, formerly the Colonial Hall of the Nobles

Photo: Soldiers stand to attention by Lenin’s coffin at his lying-in-state in the Labour temple, Moscow, formerly the Colonial Hall of the Nobles. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1924

Unfortunately, Russia had a very tragic history for the past hundred years. The Russian Empire (this was the exact name of state until the “Bolsheviks” took over) was a young (compare with other European states) and prosperous state by the turn of the 20th, just like the North American states. Although the Russian Empire was commensurate with U.S. territories, human resources and other economics, it had a huge bonus: the Russian Tsar could communicate on equal terms with most influential European monarchies (including Russia). The reason was that the Tsar was their relative by blood. What was the relation between Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II? That is correct. They were first cousins, “Willie, George and Nikki”.

1915: King George V of Great Britain with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia

Photo: King George V of Great Britain with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1915

United States, on the other hand, wasted almost all of the 19th century waiting for a chance (despite their enormous potential) until they finally received the superpower. It happened at the very end of 19th century following the war with Spain, which was “resolved” by Europeans (beforehand United States was not really “allowed” to interpose into European politics). It is worth mentioning that the family ties did not really help the Russian monarch – on the contrary: the same relative were the ones who brought the end upon him.

Photo: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, with her son Edward, Prince of Wales (right), and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (left). Seated on the left is Alexandra, Tsarina of Russia, holding her baby daughter Grand Duchess Tatiana. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). UK, 1896

Well, it wasn’t personal really, European elites did not dislike the Russians that much. The fact was that Russia developed and prospered quite rapidly, maybe to rapidly aiming to the sole hegemony on earth (which was taken by United Kingdom until that) – a fact that posed a real threat to Russian neighbors from the western. This lead them to attack Russians with surprising unanimity (they did not forget to use the pillows, of course).

European efforts to overthrow Russia were enormous, colossal amount of money were spent, and the technologies used were highly advanced (just one «social bomb» of the international workers’ and “Marxist” movements did the job well). The results were impressive: strike at the armament plants, uprising in the Navy, as well as treason at the very top of Empire’s administration (a very helpful man was appointed by direct patronage of George V the Secretary of State). Unfortunately, he later was declared mentally ill (being unaware of things around him). The latter circumstance has to be particularly emphasized because of its extreme importance – without the treachery of high-rank officials in the ministry, revolution is impossible by principle. To be fair, it should be mentioned that Russia was still a monarchy, and Russian Tsar’s loving kindred, they too contributed their part to his elimination hoping the rule the empire. Surely, none of the predicted such fatal outcome (just as Europeans haven’t, actually no one planned to kill the Russian, to weaken them –definitely, people simply overdone a little bit).

Red Guards guarding the entrance to Lenin and Trotsky's cabinet at Petrograd (St Petersburg) during the Russian Revolution

Photo: Red Guards guarding the entrance to Lenin and Trotsky’s cabinet at Petrograd (St. Petersburg) during the Russian Revolution. Original Artwork: Russian Album (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The end of this saga was expected: the Emperor was first isolated, and then he was arrested at his headquarters by Russian coups. At that time special forces (Finnish rangers under the command of German officers), disguised as Baltic fleet sailors took the advantage of inaction of the authorities, and occupied strategically important city facilities. They immediately handed the power over to the union of “Russian social-democrats” lead by Vladimir Lenin (who has just arrived from Switzerland) and Leon Trotsky (arriving from Canada) and simply disappeared afterwards. The deed was done. Within a short period afterwards millions of best men in the Empire, including the royal family (with all the children and attendants) were murdered, and with that sealing the Russian history. It must be said that British official did try, in their own way, to save royal relatives. Unfortunately, British intelligence service came too late and they were only able to save the dog that belonged to the deceased. For their sake, I must say that the dog was delivered to London safe and sound. We definitely won’t forger it (LOL).

So, who are these “Russian social-democrats”? Briefly and accurately, according to the thinking of a modern man – something like Al-Qaeda. That is, an international subversive terrorist’s organization that existed (in this case) thanks to the money of European special forces. Should I explain what would happen to any European state it will take over? It will be a Cambodia during the rein of Khmer Rouge. Thus, Russia has perished. Just like Atlantis. Or, if you like examples taken. Sure enough, you can buy a plane or train tickets from recent history – just like Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Sure enough, you can buy a plane or train ticket, and travel to Russia. But, what you will see there (people, culture, life) is that much different from pre-revolutionary Russia as modern Mexico from 17th century Spain.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Russian dictator, gives a speech from the back of a vehicle in a Russian street

Photo: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Russian dictator, gives a speech from the back of a vehicle in a Russian street. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The man who is directly related to this tragedy still rest in the center of Moscow, at its main square and is protected by the same service that protects most important people in the state. Behind Lenin’s mausoleum a mid-size temple is located, where “prominent Soviet leaders are buried – some in the soil (traditionally) and some in the form of dust, immured into the Kremlin’s. The idea of a tomb in the middle of the capital city does not surprise anyone. It is generally acceptable to perform concerts there, to ice skate to the music, or to cheer and shout at New Year’s Eve. However, the idea of mausoleum itself on the other hand…

No matter what anyone says, soviet Russia was a highly atheist state. So much so that during the World War 2, when there was a need “open” the Orthodox Church to the Soviet people (as well as other important Russian attribute – officer’s rank). This church had to be literally re-created “from scratch” simply because there was nothing left of it at 40-s (which is not surprising). This is what comrade Lenin wrote in the early days of Soviet power: “In accordance with the decision of All-Russian Central Executive Committee and the Council of People’s Commissars, it is highly recommended to liquidate the religious facilities and priests. The priests are to be arrested as counter-revolutionaries and ruthlessly shot anywhere. And as much as possible. Churches should be closed. The premises of temples should be sealed and turned into warehouses.

By the way, what is this building? Oh yes, Ziggurat. It was built just as Ziggurat should be – a stepped tower in a form of rectangular cross section, shrine on top, and the teraphim – inside. To clarify what teraphim is (quoting Wikipedia): “in modern occultism — a certain «disgraceful thing», a «collector» of magic powers at the base of which mummified remains might lie. Sometimes, Lenin’s mausoleum located on Red Square is referred to as teraphim” – well, not bad for confirmed atheists. Apparently, they did worship someone.

1928:  Crowds queuing outside Lenin's tomb by the Kremlin Wall, Red Square, Moscow

Photo: Crowds queuing outside Lenin’s tomb by the Kremlin Wall, Red Square, Moscow. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 1928

Next, on the websites that deal with the interpretations of Lenin’s mausoleum you can find strange discussions about delusional bio-energy, psychic practices, Chaldeans of Babylon and Aztec priests. Further, all of them write in unison about a “strange niche with inner beaked corner, some kind of lateral spine (does not exist in other corners)” where magical energy is collected or radiates – opinions differ here.

The intriguing thing is that such niche really does exist – in the right exterior corner in the mausoleum (if you stand facing it). Moreover, it is the only one looking like this – the rest of the corners are completely conventional. Just look at this picture:

Lenin's Mausoleum also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in the Red Square in Moscow, is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin

Lenin's Mausoleum also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in the Red Square in Moscow, is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin

Photo: Lenin’s Mausoleum also known as Lenin’s Tomb, situated in the Red Square in Moscow, is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin on May 18, 2008 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Why it’s there – no one really knows. From an architectural standpoint, this is an asymmetrical. One could refer to “Hanlon’s razor” that states the following “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” – “Soviet geniuses” built God knows what. There is saying that all things built by Soviets” were, to say the least, not safe or even dangerous. However, in this case the above-mentioned explanation does not really cut it. The mausoleum was designed not by a Soviet but by an acclaimed Russian architect Alexey Shchusev. Shchusev was a diligent student of old Russian art, and in 1897 he graduated from Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. For his final thesis Shchusev received a gold medal and continued his studies abroad (small note: Alexey Shchusev did not attempt to design any type of Ziggurats, although he designed a lot, and concentrated mainly on a simple, perceivable and relevant neo-Russian style that was a domestic version of Art.

1926: Joseph Stalin, leader of the Russian Communist party and his colleagues, Felix Kon, Valerian Kuybyshev, Grigory Ordzhonikidze and Mikhail Kalinin, president of the USSR, address the crowds from atop the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square

Photo: Joseph Stalin (1879–1953), leader of the Russian Communist party and his colleagues, Felix Kon, Valerian Kuybyshev, Grigory Ordzhonikidze and Mikhail Kalinin, president of the USSR, address the crowds from atop the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow’s Red Square. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 7th November 1926

So yes, the purpose of mausoleum is not clear, and there is no explanation as to why – at least in open sources. Nevertheless, some details can definitely be noted, such as: the item is facing a) north (so what?); b) facing strictly the direction from whence the visitors were forced to come during the weekdays and thousands of workers and soldiers during national festivities. It is hard to estimate the exact number of people that passed through the mausoleum – around seventy million to one hundred million people, or more. As long as I remember myself during the rein of the Soviet government, the queues to mausoleum were always extremely long. Like an enormously long snake, the queue reached Alexander Gardens. To be honest, queue that long was observed in Moscow only during the 80’s, when Gorbachev, riding the wave of “Perestroika” opened the first McDonald’s in Soviet Union at the Pushkin Square (by the way, it was a Canadian branch, not an American one).

1950: Tourists form a queue in Moscow's Red Square, to enter the Mausoleum housing the remains of Vladimir Ilich Lenin

1963: Queues in Moscow's Red Square to see the Lenin Mausoleum

Photo: Queues in Moscow’s Red Square to see the Lenin Mausoleum. (Photo by V. Egorov/Central Press/Getty Images). 17th April 1963

In other words, a visit to Lenin’s tomb has been a massive, highly serious undertaking, in general – nationally scheduled. Kind of Communist initiation ceremonies. The thing is that children (boys and girls) in Soviet Union primary schools were joined to “Little Octobrists” organization (named after October – the month when revolution took over; every Little Octobrist wore a ruby-colored five-pointed star badge with the portrait Lenin in his childhood. Later, in secondary school those boys and girls were joined to Young Pioneer movement (a type of light version of scout association, I mean without its main ideal such as gathering/hikes, excellence degrees etc). The young Lenin badge was replaced with an adult Lenin membership pin with “Always ready” slogan (I don’t even want to know for what) and the depiction of flames bursting out of the pentagram. Young Pioneer’s red tie was tied around the necks of unlucky youth – a scarf in a shape of blood-red triangle (“not blood!”, – a Soviet functionary would reply indignantly, “the color of the Pioneer flag that is!”. And what is the color of your flag?! Though it has quite simple explanation to it, as Russian philosopher, Vasily Rosanov, observed that the red color used by Soviet socialists was chosen for its brightness and ability to attract. In high school children joined “Komsomol” – the Communist Union of Youth. At all stages of the initiation poor children had to promise vague oaths (for example, “Live, learn and fight” as great bequeathed – looking out of the window, it is safe to say that Soviet kids did fulfill these promises).

1924: Young Communists saluting as they pass Lenins Tomb on May Day

Photo: Young Communists saluting as they pass Lenins Tomb on May Day. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1st May 1924

Sorry, I think I took it too far. You probably noticed that one of the mausoleum’s terraces looks like podium. This was the place where leaders (or should I called them “beloved leaders” as our North Korean brothers have called them) greeted their kind people by waving at them as if saluting them, and sometimes even “doing funny faces”. Here is a very real occasion that took place during one of the parades after the WW2. Joseph Stalin (maybe because he was in a good mood) was “doing funny faces” from the podium, and the crowds of propagandized fools passing by below were crying of happiness at the sight of a great leader, completely unaware of the fact that he is simply at them.

An intriguing detail, by the way. If you look closely, many images taken during 30’s-40’s depict an interesting effect: the bodies of the people standing on the podium as though shine through the balcony rails granite. To occultists all is clear: this is the side effect of magical energy source. Here, take a look – this photo is taken in 1935 (left to right: N. Shvernik, N. Khrushchev, Bulgarian communist Georgi Dimitrov, J. Stalin, V. Molotov, N. Bulganin, A. Mikoyan, V.Chubar):

In reality, however, there is nothing shining through there. Take a look at another image taken in 1947 (left to right: Joseph Stalin, K. Voroshilov, V. Molotov, A. Mikoyan, L. Beria, N. Voznesensky, G. Malenkov, M. Shkiryatov, A. Zhdanov, M. Suslov, A. Kosygin, A. Kuznetsov, A. Andreyer and N. Bulganin). Sure, in high-resolution images (in some of them), your imagination completes the bodies’ contour, but as soon as you open it in full-scale resolution it becomes clear that this is just an optical illusion:

1947: Soviet Communist leader Joseph Stalin, standing with other communist activists at a sports stadium in Moscow

Photo: Soviet Communist leader Joseph Stalin, standing with other communist activists at a sports stadium in Moscow. (Photo by M. Kalashnikova/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

It should be noted that during holidays present Russian Federation officials do not climb up to mausoleum, and sit on a temporary prefabricated platforms not too far from it, either deliberately emphasizing their democratic views and distancing themselves from the grim totalitarian past, or because of their fear of demonic. I must admit that no matter how ridiculous it may sound, the firsе explanation seems less plausible than the second does. By admitting to being a descendant of USSR and not of pre-revolutionary Russia, by leaving behind the national anthem, the stars on Kremlin towers, the “comrade” title, even the Lenin’s body in the center of the capital, Russian Federation explicitly demonstrated moral and political guidelines it will follow in its further development.

And it would be strange if it turned out differently. Who is Mikhail Gorbachev? General Director of the Communist party of the Soviet Union. And who is Boris Yeltsin? First Secretary of the Moscow City Party Committee, and prior to that the Secretary of the Sverdlovsk Regional Party Committee. What about Vladimir Putin? KGB’s colonel (by the way, Putin’s grandfather was a part of the staff that served Lenin, and then – Stalin, and he was highly trusted because he prepared their food). And Dmitry Medvedev? Heir to Mikhail Medvedev, who along with Yakov Yurovsky was the chief executioner of Russia’s last Tsar and his family (Medvedev was the on who arranged the execution, and except him the firing squad consisted of seven Latvians, two Hungarians and two anarchists – Nikulin and Ermakov).

Thus, you now understand that as long as these people are sitting it the Kremlin, Vladimir Lenin’s mummy – an international opportunist who worked for two foreign secret services and destroyed a great European country – there is no threat at all. In brief, we, Russian Federation residents, would be truly lucky if the problem consisted only of the mausoleum and its infernal radiation. However, this is something we can only dream about (huge smile).

1954: A Russian boy in school uniform stands in Red Square, Moscow. To the left is the wall of the Kremlin and in the background, Lenin's mausoleum

Photo: A Russian boy in school uniform stands in Red Square, Moscow. To the left is the wall of the Kremlin and in the background, Lenin’s mausoleum. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images). 15th October 1954

Below you will find the list of materials that were used for preparing this article (in Russian): “Medvedev – regicide”, “The Magic of Mausoleum”, “The reason for the indifference of Russian people: Lenin’s mausoleum”, “Object «Mausoleum»”, “Lenin’s mausoleum – Babylonian ziggurat and teraphim in Moscow”, video taken from news service channel TVC, as well as a number articles taken from a personal blog of Dmitry Yevgenyevich Galkovsky.