Moscow, June 10 (ANI): Russia will be burying the body of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin after 88 years.
The revolutionary's body is still on public display in a mausoleum on Moscow's Red Square more than two decades after the break-up of the former USSR.
Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said it was 'absurd' that Lenin had not been laid to rest 88 years after his death, the Daily Mail reports.
Calling for his burial in a normal grave, as Lenin himself had requested, Medinsky said: Maybe something would change for the better in our lives then.
The Bolshevik leader's remains were embalmed on Stalin's orders when he died aged 53 in 1924 and was kept on public display in Moscow all these years except for the period of the Second World War.
Putin has repeatedly postponed a decision on burial, arguing that Lenin remained an icon for many elderly Russians. (ANI)