Category: Society / February 27, 2013 11:48 AM EST
A private museum at the Moscow exhibition Centre famous for its grandiose Soviet era exhibition pavilions has caused quite a controversy by displaying a statue of the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin.
The statue was placed in a special dark room to recreate the famous Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square which holds the real embalmed body of the late Soviet leader.
The statue itself is a full-size replica of Lenin's embalmed body and looks very similar to its famous original with one exception - it breathes.
With his arms crossed over his chest, the rising and falling rhythm of a real sleeping man produced a creepy effect for the visitors.
The Mausoleum in Red Square has recently been closed for repairs and covered with a white screen. It is expected to be reopened at the end of April.
Video Source: Reuters