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Lenin’s Mausoleum

This survey took place between October 24-28, 2017 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1600 people over the age of 18 in 137 localities of 48 of the country’s regions. The survey was conducted as a personal interview in respondents’ homes. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the number of participants along with data from previous surveys. The statistical error of these studies for a selection of 1600 people (with a probability of 0.95) does not exceed: 3.4% for indicators around 50%; 2.9% for indicators around 25%/75%; 2.0% for indicators around 10%/90%; 1.5% for indicators around 5%/95%.

THERE HAS BEEN A GREAT DEAL OF DISCUSSION LATELY ABOUT THE PROPOSITION TO REMOVE LENIN’S REMAINS FROM HIS MAUSOLEUM. DO YOU THINK THAT LENIN SHOULD BE LEFT IN OR REMOVED FROM THE MAUSOLEUM?

  Nov. 17
Left in the mausoleum 41
Removed from the mausoleum 41
It is difficult to say 18

The question was stated as follows and using a different scale until November 2017: “WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PROPOSITION TO REMOVE LENIN’S REMAINS FROM HIS MAUSOLEUM? HE SHOULD…

  Aug. 97 Dec. 00 Oct. 05 Apr. 06 Jan. 08 Jan. 11 Dec. 12 Mar. 17
Be buried in the Volkovo Cemetery in St. Petersburg 37 34 36 44 31 40 34 26
Be buried next to the walls of the Kremlin 13 16 15 11 21 16 19 32
Left in the mausoleum 38 44 40 38 34 31 25 31
I don’t know/It’s difficult to say 11 8 10 7 14 14 23 11

THERE ARE DOZENS OF SOVIET AND FOREIGN LEADERS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, AND PUBLIC FIGURES BURIED NEXT TO THE KREMLIN’S WALLS ON RED SQUARE. DO YOU THINK THEIR REMAINS SHOULD BE LEFT THERE OR MOVED TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION?

  Nov. 17
They should be left next to the Kremlin’s walls 60
They should be moved to a different location 24
It is difficult to say 16

Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies).

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