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In this aerial file photo taken on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, a woman walks past a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. (Photo by Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo)

In this aerial file photo taken on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, a woman walks past a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. The thousands of statues of Vladimir Lenin spread across the vast region bring to mind poet Vladimir Mayakovsky's ringing line of devotion: “Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live”. (Photo by Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo)
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06 Nov 2017 08:54:00
Activists dismantle Ukraine's biggest monument to Lenin at a pro-Ukrainian rally in the central square of the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, September 28, 2014. (Photo by Igor Chekachkov/AP Photo)

Activists dismantle Ukraine's biggest monument to Lenin at a pro-Ukrainian rally in the central square of the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, September 28, 2014. (Photo by Igor Chekachkov/AP Photo)
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29 Sep 2014 11:31:00
Artist Steve Casino creates celebrity sculptures from peanut shells in New York City. (Photo by Steve Casino)

US based toy inventor Steve Casino, 48, has spent almost two years turning peanut shells into these tiny figures. He has made almost 100 of the tiny four-inch statuettes to date- including well-known stars like Elton John and Johnny Depp. The intricate designs can often take up to 20 hours to create. Steve has even turned his unusual passion into a business, selling privately commissioned peanut statuettes as gifts and wedding cake toppers. (Photo by Steve Casino)
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05 May 2014 09:03:00
 Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentinian province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba. It flows through Brazil for most of its course. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.
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15 Jul 2013 11:54:00
In this March 14, 2015 photo, tourists take pictures from a viewing area at Iguazu Falls in Brazil. From walkways and bridges, viewers can count 270 water falls almost 100 meters (330 feet) high. (Photo by Jorge Saenz/AP Photo)

In this March 14, 2015 photo, tourists take pictures from a viewing area at Iguazu Falls in Brazil. From walkways and bridges, viewers can count 270 water falls almost 100 meters (330 feet) high. (Photo by Jorge Saenz/AP Photo)
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25 Mar 2015 11:26:00
Artists called “Le couple en chocolat” take part in the festival “Statues en Marche” in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, July 22, 2018. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)

Artists called “Le couple en chocolat” take part in the festival “Statues en Marche” in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, July 22, 2018. Living statues are a common sight in many city centres, but it is rare to see such a diverse range of this peculiar form of street art for which performers must keep still for painfully long periods of time to create the desired illusion. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)

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25 Jul 2018 00:05:00
1924:  Vladimir Ilyich Lenin lying in state in the Kremlin

Photo: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870 – 1924) lying in state in the Kremlin. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1924

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Something quite intriguing is happening within Russian-speaking internet during the last few – should you type a fully academic inquiry (at least, according to Russian academic requirements) in national search engines for "Lenin's mausoleum" – the first thing you get (even in top 10 searches) is website pages talking about black magic and occult. Website authors view this construction differently, but unconditionally agree on one thing: the mausoleum of the "leader of the world proletariat” – the essence of a magical artifact, a sort of “energy vampire”. It was built with a certain purpose: to drain the energy out of miserable Soviet citizens on one hand; and to poison the anthroposphere of one-sixth part of the earth with its vibes (the exact territory that was occupied by the former Soviet Union), depriving the Russian people of will to resist on the other hand. Complete nonsense? No doubt. Nevertheless, an intriguing one. Well, probably because some oddities do exist in mausoleum's history. These oddities are the thing we are going to discuss this time. First, let me refresh you memory on the subject.
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16 Oct 2011 11:27:00
A partially frozen Niagara Falls is seen on the American side lit by lights during sub freezing  temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario March 3, 2014. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Reuters)

A partially frozen Niagara Falls is seen on the American side lit by lights during sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario March 3, 2014. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Reuters)
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09 Mar 2014 04:29:00