Science: God Under Glass

Long since turned to dust in a London cemetery, Karl Marx lives on in the turgid periods of Das Kapital and in the reverent thoughts of all right-minded Communists. That other god of the Soviet Olympus, Nikolai Lenin, remains visible in Moscow where science has kept the Russian Dictator's corpse intact for eleven years. Last week the Lenin tomb was closed to the public while Soviet workers busily installed air-conditioning equipment with a view to preserving the sacred remains for at least a century more.

When frail, tired "N. Lenin" (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov)...

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