The majority of Russians are positive about Lenin’s role in Russian history

The majority of Russians (66.7%) are positive about the role of Vladimir Lenin in Russian history. 22.1% of Russian citizens are negative about Lenin's role in the history of Russia. This information was released by the independent research center ROMIR-Gallup International on Friday. It was obtained by polling 2,000 adult Russians living all over Russia (the poll was timed to Lenin's birthday, which is on April 22). Among those who are positive about Lenin's role are older people, people living in villages, people whose educational level is below that of secondary school, pensioners, and average-income people, Interfax reports. However, over half of Russians (51.3%) are positive about the idea to take Lenin's body out of the mausoleum and bury him. This group includes mainly young and middle-aged people, people who have a higher and incomplete higher education, with various income levels. 41.5% of those polled are negative about this idea.