Need to embalm a world leader Call Russia

The National
Thursday 14th March, 2013

MOSCOW // It’s a process described as “not a pretty sight” that involves the extraction of all the blood from a corpse. But if Venezuela needs help embalming Hugo Chavez then Russia has expertise stretching back to Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. Authorities in Caracas announced last week that Chavez’s body will be embalmed “like Lenin” whose mummified relics have been on public display in the Moscow Red Square mausoleum since the Bolshevik Revolution leader’s death in 1924. It is not however clear whether Venezuela – which under Chavez forged a close partnership with Vladimir Pu…

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