Lenin's Mausoleum

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Next to the Kremlin Wall is the Necropolis that was built in the days of October Revolution of 1917. The Mausoleum is directly adjacent: the tomb built by the architect Alexey Shchusev in 1930 is clad in black marble, labradorite stone, granite, porphyry and smalt and contains the mummified body of Vladimir Lenin – the leader of the 1917 Russian Revolution that led to the overthrow of the tsar's rule, establishment of Bolsheviks' authority and subsequent founding of the USSR.