Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union, lays embalmed in his tomb in Moscow’s Red Square, Wednesday, April 16, 1997, six days before his 127th April 22 birthday. An influential Russian governor seen as close to President Vladimir Putin called Monday for Vladimir Lenin’s body to be removed from its Red Square mausoleum and buried, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. (AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin)