There’s a big, special event of some sort going on this weekend in Red Square. The entire Square is filled with tents and temporary performance facilities.
One of the groups performing is the Russian Army Equestrian Team, which is practicing in one of those temporary venues right next door to Lenin’s tomb.
At the exact moment we walked into the tomb, the equestrian team began performing to the theme from the Mission: Impossible TV show.
How weird is that? Every week Mission: Impossible showed American agents overthrowing Communist dictators and its theme song begins playing just as we enter the tomb of the most honored Commie of them all.
I made a point of using the men’s room next door to the tomb. Seemed like an appropriate way to honor the man who inflicted so much misery on the world.
By the way, Lenin’s been dead for 90 years and it doesn’t really look like there’s much of the original body left. Might as well be a wax dummy at Madame Tussaud’s.