Embalming, is a technique used to prevent organic decomposition of the bodies, and it has been practiced since ancient times. When the technique was started to be performed several political leaders were embalmed in order to preserve their image and display them to his people.
One of them was Vladimir Illich Lenin, Bolshevik leader who died in 1924. This Russian, creative leader of the Soviet Communist regime has its space on the red square in Moscow, where his mausoleum is preserved. His body was embalmed and it has been displayed since August 1, 1924, despite the fact that since the dissolution of the Soviet Union (USSR), there was a request that the mausoleum be destroyed and his remains buried.
Ho Chi Minh, was the most significant character in the history of Viet Nam, instituted a Socialist regime aligned with the Soviet Union, was also commissioned to promote an agrarian reform. He died during the war in a cave in Hanoi, in September 1969, because of a tuberculosis. He wanted to be cremated, but his body was embalmed by political order. In addition to pay homage to him the Vietnamese authorities put its name to the ancient capital of the South, Saigon Viet Nam.
Mao Tse Tung, was the President of the Communist Party, as well as founder and leader of the People’s Republic of China, who led the country during the Communist revolution. He died on September 9, 1976, and his body was embalmed and put on display in the plaza in the Chinese capital. This was considered to be the largest demonstration of the cult to Mao.
Eva Perón, wrote a chapter in the history of Argentina, was the wife of former Argentine President Juan Domingo Perón. When she was 33-years-old he died, and her body was handed over to a Spanish pathologist. Her death hit the village, especially the poor descamisados. The entire nation mourned her death, and when the burning chapel was installed, two million Argentines marched to the casket.
As shown by the images of that time, these Socialist leaders, awoke the idolatry of their peoples. True human tides accompanied them to their final resting place.