Selskhoz Academy

Western Siberia

The blue Selskhoz Academy is a brick mansion that was originally a school museum. Its biggest claim to fame is being the hiding spot for Lenin during WWII. Yes, he was already dead! His embalmed body was evacuated here from Moscow for safe keeping.

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