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Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Bring out yer dead....bring out yer dead..."

A truly exclusive professional calling, detailed in Scientific American:
The job of maintaining Lenin's corpse belongs to an institute known in post-Soviet times as the Center for Scientiļ¬c Research and Teaching Methods in Biochemical Technologies in Moscow. A core group of five to six anatomists, biochemists and surgeons, known as the "Mausoleum group," have primary responsibility for maintaining Lenin's remains. (They also help maintain the preserved bodies of three other national leaders: the Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and the North Korean father–son duo of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, respectively.) 
As it turns out, there's a bunch of other dictators under glass around the world. 

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