United Russia, President Putin's ruling party, is working on a bill to finally bury Lenin. According to United Russia spokesman Andrei Isaev, the bill should be written and passed now, and the burial should take place right after the presidential and parliamentary elections.
KPRF, the Russian Communist Party, have issued their own opinion on this bill. Half of the Russian population, they claim, doesn't like the idea of burying the body of the Communist leader. The reasons of the opposing factions are very different. Orthodox Christians see him as an Antichrist, and don't want his body to be given a Christian burial, while Communists and older people would rather have their leader available on display. According to the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, if United Russia and Putin bury Lenin now, they are in danger of losing their vote. If it's done after the elections, when the "desirable" replacements are elected, it won't matter.
Stalin used to lay next to Lenin's, but he was finally buried in 1961. President Boris Yeltsin vowed to bury Lenin in 1999, but it never happened. Lenin's body is a tough call -- it's been there forever, and some people don't want to bury him for sake of a scientific experiment; how long will Lenin's embalmed corpse last? The author of this article has seen the body few times through his life and finds the idea of a crazy Communist dictator mummified and still on display in the 21st century very disturbing.