HD-video, 2015, 11´35´´

The film shows a guided tour through the house where Vladimir Lenin spent the last years of his life and where he died in January 1924. The estate is called Gorki Leninskiye and located 35 km south of Moscow. Since 1949 there is a museum there, formerly one of the most important sites in the Soviet union, constituting the cult of Lenin. After the collapse of the communist system the museum did not only loose its attraction for once numerous visitors, its whole concept needed to be changed. Also a story of the former owner of the house, Zinaida Morozova-Reinbot, started to be told. The widow of one of the most im-portant Russian art patrons, Savva Morozow, redesigned the house with the help of the well-known architect fyodor Shechtel and equipped it with modern facilities. After the revolution the estate was expropriated by the Bolsheviks and she was forced to move out.