The first mausoleum, which was made of wood, was erected in Red Square in 1924. In 1928 it was changed to the present one which is made of reinforced concrete and faced with red brick covered with granite and labradorite.
Lenin’s body remained  there all these years except during the Second World War when it was moved to Tyumen. From 1953 to 1961 the body of Stalin was also in the mausoleum but then it was reinterred behind the building. Still today  Russian people argue about whether Lenin’s body should be reinterred elsewhere.

 The Lenin Mausoleum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. and you can enter and view Lenin’s body