Moscow. May 3. INTERFAX – Lenin should betray the earth out of compassion for his soul, says the chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar.
“I feel sorry for Lenin, that he spent so much time there is, and his soul is definitely waiting until it will be returned to the earth. It is our religious position. I don’t want to talk be it good or bad, although we all know what he did,” said Lazar in an interview to “Novaya Gazeta”.
According to him, to do the mausoleum is not accepted anywhere in the world, “it’s absurd”.
“Imagine that someone’s grandpa died, and he keeps it in the closet. Is this normal? I think that he would be arrested,” said the Rabbi.
He cited data showing that the number of people who believe that Lenin should be left in the mausoleum for the last five years has increased from 20% to 40%.
“This is not the majority, but there is growth. Again, saying: “Under communism there were some bad moments, but the ideology was not so bad.” This is exactly wrong and I think that’s a consequence of how anti-American attitude and propaganda. I hope that it is long,” added the religious leader.
The full interview, see the section “Monitoring of print media.”