The Bolsheviks took power in October 1917. A century later, because of their own doing, their revolution's centennial comes in November.
The Kremlin has glorified the Soviet Union, but it certainly doesn't want to celebrate overthrowing governments by force.
The mummified body of the Bolshevik leader still holds a potent hold over the Russian people.
He has been hard at work whitewashing the Soviet period of Russian history.
Most Russians today associate Josef Stalin with orderly and stable governance.
Polls show the majority of Russians want Lenin buried but will Putin listen?
President Vladimir Putin has previously been critical of the Soviet state's founder, but Russians don't seem to agree.
Putin doesn't want to mark a mass protest that proved fatal to the ruling elite.
The 1917 events will be commemorated in the country with the involvement of the Ministry of Culture.