Russian President Vladimir Putin is comparing Vladimir Lenin to a saint. Putin also says communism is biblical. Putin told a state-funded TV station communist ideology is very similar to Christianity. He said the ideas of freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice are all part of biblical teachings. Putin went on to assert that those biblical ideals were the code of the Lenin whose Bolshevik revolution contributed to building communism.
Putin says Lenin's mausoleum in Red Square is similar to the respect shown to the relics of saints.