Received from: Russia
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: July 2012
Distance: 2865 km
Time of travelling: 19 days
During the initial stages of World War II, when there was a possibility that Moscow would fall to the advancing German Army, Tyumen also became a refuge for the body of the deceased Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. Lenin's body was secretly moved from Lenin's mausoleum in Moscow to a hidden tomb located in what is now the Tyumen State Agriculture Academy (former Tyumen Agriculture Institute).