How Vladimir Lenin Became a Mushroom

SCP-XXXX circa 1920

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Neutralized (formerly Keter)

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is neutralized and requires no further containment.

To prevent public suspicion, a replica of SCP-XXXX has been placed in the Red Square in Moscow.

Description: SCP-XXXX was the body of Russian revolutionary and former Premier of the Soviet Union Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Влади́мир Ильи́ч Ленин).

Information on SCP-XXXX is limited due to the purge of GRU Division "P" records following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. According to intelligence recovered from the division, SCP-XXXX was the result of a highly secretive program designated Project Shadowplay. Development began no more than three years after Lenin's death on 01-21-1924 following the rise of then-General Secretary Joseph V. Stalin, who personally approved of the program.

However, Project Shadowplay saw a turbulent early phase of development due to the many political purges that occurred in the 1930s. It was not until 1941 when consistent work on Division Shadowplay began following Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union during the Second World War.

At some point in the 1950s, Project Shadowplay began to operate outside of the jurisdiction of the Politburo. It is believed that Lenin's body came into their possession during this time. Recovered information on Project Shadowplay indicates heavy occultist, paganist, and thaumaturgic influences on their work.

Addendum XXXX-1: SCP-XXXX first came to the Foundation's attention upon the leak of a [insert time here]-long clip of the 1947 October Revolution Day military parade in Moscow, Russian SSR, Soviet Union. A transcript of footage is provided below.

BEGIN LOG 00:00:00

[00:00:01] Static.

[00:00:02] //Premier of the Soviet Union Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin

[00:00:03] J. V. Stalin: Comrades, we come together on the thirtieth anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution to commemorate

Addendum XXXX-2: Timeline of Events

Date Location Involvement Outcome
1950 Inchon, Republic of Korea Reports of unexplained explosions in UN and ROK camps, causing dozens of casualties. UN and ROK secure Inchon with heavy casualties.
1956 Budapest, Hungary Reports of unexplained explosions in rebel strongholds, causing hundreds of casualties. Revolution is quashed. Hungarian casualties number at least 20,000.
1968 Prague, Czechoslovakia A massive dome made of a .
1969 Tielieketi, People's Republic of China Introduction of a contagious antimemetic agent into the world population regarding the existence of Xinjiang province. Xinjiang province is annexed by the Soviet Union.
1979 Soviet-Afghan War

Addendum XXXX-2: Following the , it has been deemed that SCP-XXXX poses Operation Redbreaker is now in effect. Brief attached below.

neutralized as soon as possible.

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