Russian embalmers did such an excellent job at preserving the body of Vladimir Lenin, that Ho Chi Minh's corpse was flown to Russia yearly to be 'refreshed'!
Some nations find it hard to let go of their dear, deceased leaders, it seems, and they want them to be on permanent display after their death.
North Korea, China and Russia are known to have their leaders embalmed to last yet another lifetime and they are placed on permanent display!
Russian embalmers are truly experts in their field and they went to great lengths to keep the body of the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, in excellent condition.
They did such a good job of it that Vietnam’s former leader Ho Chi Minh’s corpse was flown to Russia on a yearly basis to be ‘refreshed’!
It is also Russian experts who preserved the body of Kim II-sung, the father of Kim Jong-il.
Although Lenin’s body can still be viewed for five minutes at a time in small groups, it has taken on a wax-fruit look despite the warm lighting that is supposed to make it look ‘alive’.
His skin is washed weekly with a mild bleach to fight discoloring fungus and mold and every eighteen months his corpse gets a chemical bath of glycerol and potassium, lasting thirty days.
Ironically, Vladimir Lenin stated in his will that he wished to be buried in the ground after his death, but due to public outcry the body was preserved for generations to come.