Alexei Yurchak's research and upcoming book about Lenin's preservation are featured in a Scientific American story for Lenin's 145th anniversary.
Link to the story can be found here, with excerpt below.
"Yurchak has been writing a book describing the history of Lenin's body, the history of the science that arose around it, and the political role that the body and science have played in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras. Much of his material comes from original interviews with Russian researchers working at the "Lenin Lab" (Yurchak's nickname for the institute). He has already written an initial paper uploaded to academia.edu, and previously published a book titled 'Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation.'"