Like a lot of people, when a world leader passes away they're put on display so the living can pay their last respects. The only difference is, a leader's corpse is often displayed in a casket or glass case in a publicly accessible place, so their constituents and countrymen can all commiserate together.
Vladimir Lenin's body, for example, has been on display for more than 90 years. Even more insane than that? The former leader of the Soviet Union left behind a corpse that still looks as fresh as the day he died - fascinatingly preserved, lying in a mausoleum, with thousands of people visiting yearly.
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