RUSSIA: The Sleeper

When founding father Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (N. Lenin) died 20 years ago last week, Russia's foremost biochemist and anatomist were ordered to preserve the frail little man's mortal remains for posterity. A black and red marble pyramid was erected on Moscow's Red Square. Inside the embalmed body was laid out, under glass, in a quiet vault where the people could file silently by. War closed the tomb's door, but last week Moscow scientists made their annual report: "Excellent color in the skin, firmness and elasticity of connective tissues, flexibility of the joints and elasticity of the muscles, along with...

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