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A Moscow official reports that former Soviet Premier Vladimir Lenin's body has turned bright auburn. Mikhail Itkin, who designed the bulletproof glass for Lenin's mausoleum in Red Square, told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that he noticed the color change when he saw the body during tests to regulate light in the tomb, where the leader of the Russian Revolution was laid to rest after dying in 1924. Itkin noted the tomb's glass case has special filters to make the body look natural. Amid several reports that Lenin's body has deteriorated badly, some top Russian officials have requested a burial, but they have been overruled by loyal Communists in the parliament.