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Grave of Anton Chekhov
Grave of Anton Chekhov

Novodevichy Cemetery (Новодевичье кла́дбище, Novodevichye kladbishche) is the most famous cemetery in Moscow, Russia, situated next to the World Heritage Site, the 16th-century Novodevichy Convent, which is the city's third most popular tourist site. It should not be confused with an eponymous cemetery in Saint Petersburg. ImageMetadata File history File links Grave_of_Anton_Chekhov. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Grave_of_Anton_Chekhov. ... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronounciation: Moskva), capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 878. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Novodevichy convent in summer Novodevichy Convent, also known as Bogoroditse-Smolensky Monastery (Новодевичий монастырь, Богородице-Смоленский монастырь in Russian) is probably the best-known cloister of Moscow. ... Tomb of Nikolay Nekrasov. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland...


The cemetery was inaugurated in 1898, when it was judged that there were too many burials within monastery walls. One of the first notables to be buried there was Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, whose gilded tomb is the work of Fyodor Shekhtel. Today, the cemetery holds the tombs of Russian authors, playwrights, and poets, as well as famous actors, political leaders, and scientists. More than 27,000 are buried at Novodevichy. It has a park-like ambience, dotted with small chapels and large sculpted monuments. It is divided into an eastern and western section; maps are available at the cemetery office. 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов) (born January 29, 1860 (Jan. ...

The monument of Nadezhda Alliluyeva (under protective tent)
The monument of Nadezhda Alliluyeva (under protective tent)

Some of the other famous Russians buried there are: Image File history File linksMetadata Grave_of_Nadezhda_Stalin. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Grave_of_Nadezhda_Stalin. ... This is a list of people associated with Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union, and Russia of today. ...

Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901 - November 9, 1932) was the second wife of Joseph Stalin. ... Pavel Belyayev Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev (Russian: Павел Иванович Беляев), June 26, 1925, Chelizshevo – January 10, 1970, Moscow, was a cosmonaut who flew on the historic Voskhod 2 mission. ... Georgi Beregovoi Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi (Russian: ; April 15, 1921, Fedorovka, Donetsk Oblast of Ukrainian SSR – June 30, 1995) was a Soviet cosmonaut of Ukrainian descent. ... Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk (Russian: Серге́й Фёдорович Бондарчук; Ukrainian: Сергій Федорович Бондарчук September 25, 1920 – October 20, 1994) was a Soviet, Ukrainian-born film director, screenwriter, and actor. ... Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov (1873–1924) was a Russian born poet, novelist and critic who lived and died in Moscow. ... Mikhail Bulgakov Mikhail Afanasievich Bulgakov (Russian: Михаил Афанасьевич Булгаков; May 15 [O.S. May 3] 1891, Kiev – March 10, 1940, Moscow) was a Russian novelist and playwright of the first half of the 20th century. ... Image:Nikolay Bulganin. ... Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. ... Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (Russian Павел Алексеевич Черенков) (July 28, 1904 - January 6, 1990) was a Soviet physicist and Nobel Prize winner. ... Georgi Chicherin (Rus. ... The Russian opera singer Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin () (February 13 (February 1, Old Style), 1873–April 12, 1938) was the most famous bass in the first half of the 20th century. ... Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg (Илья́ Григо́рьевич Эренбу́рг) (January 27, 1891–August 31, 1967) was a Soviet Jewish writer and journalist whose 1954 novel gave name to the Khrushchev Thaw. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Alexander Alexandrovich Fadeyev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Александрович Фадеев; December 24, 1901 – May 13, Russian writer. ... During her lifetime, Furtseva was ironically referred to as Catherine the Third, an allusion to the famous Russian empress likewise named Ekaterina Alekseyevna. ... Nikolai Gogol For the James Bond ally, see General Gogol Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol (Russian: ) (April 1, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer. ... Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva (Russian: Раи́са Макси́мовна Горбачёва), maiden name Raisa Maximovna Titarenko (Раи́са Макси́мовна Титаре́нко) (January 5, 1932 - September 20, 1999) was the wife of the last leader of the Soviet Union. ... Categories: Aircraft stubs | 1894 births | 1977 deaths ... (help· info) (Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв) IPA: (commonly anglicized as Khrushchev) April 17, 1894 â€“ September 11, 1971, was the leader of the Soviet Union after the death of Joseph Stalin. ... Peter Kropotkin Prince Peter Alexeevich Kropotkin (In Russian Пётр Алексе́евич Кропо́ткин) (December 9, 1842 - February 8, 1921) was one of Russias foremost anarchists and one of the first advocates of what he called anarchist communism: the model of society he advocated for most of his life was that of a communalist society... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... Aleksandr Ivanovich Lebed (Алексáндр Ивáнович Лéбедь) ( April 20, 1950– April 28, 2002) was a Russian general and politician. ... Lev Davidovich Landau (Ле́в Дави́дович Ланда́у) (January 22, 1908 – April 1, 1968) was a prominent Soviet physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics whose broad field of work included the theory of superconductivity and superfluidity, quantum electrodynamics, nuclear physics and particle physics. ... Issac Levitan. ... Portrait of Vladimir Mayakovsky Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Маяко́вский) (July 7 (O.S.) = July 19 (N.S.), 1893 - April 14, 1930) was among the foremost representatives for the poetic futurism of early 20th century Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union. ... Vyacheslav Molotov Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (Russian: ) (March 9 [O.S. February 25] 1890 –November 8, 1986), Soviet politician and diplomat, was a leading figure in the Soviet government from the 1920s, when he rose to power as a protege of Joseph Stalin, to the 1950s, when he was dismissed from... Sergey Obraztsov with a puppet of his youthful alter ego. ... Nikolay Platonovich Ogarev (Russian: НИКОЛАЙ ПЛАТОНОВИЧ ОГАРЕВ) (1813 - 1877) - a Russian poet, historian. ... David Fiodorovich Oistrakh (Russian: Давид Фёдорович Ойстрах; September 30, 1908 – October 24, 1974) was a Jewish Soviet violinist who made many recordings, and was the dedicatee of numerous violin works. ... Aleksandr Oparin Aleksandr Ivanovich Oparin (Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Опарин, March 2 (February 18 Julian) 1894 – April 21, 1980) was a Soviet biologist and biochemist, who has been acclaimed as one of the greatest authorities on the origin of life. ... Lyudmila Pavlichenko. ... Boris Nikolaevich Polevoy (Russian: Бори́с Никола́евич Полевой; March 17 [4], 1908 – July 12, 1981) was a notable Russian writer. ... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokofev, 15/April 271, 1891 – March 5, 1953) was a Ukrainian-born Russian composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... Lidiya Ruslanova performing for Soviet soldiers during the Great Patriotic War. ... Self-portrait, 1880ies Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (Russian: Валентин Александрович Серов) (1865 - 1911) was a Russian painter. ... Alexey Viktorovich Shchusev (Russian: ) (September 26, 1873, Kishinev—May 24, 1949, Moscow) was an acclaimed Russian architect whose works may be regarded as a bridge connecting Revivalist architecture of Imperial Russia with Stalins Empire Style. ... Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (help· info) (Russian: , Dmitrij Dmitrievič Å ostakovič) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906–August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... Vasily Makarovich Shukshin (Russian: Васи́лий Макарович Шукшин; 25 July 1929 – 2 October 1974) was a notable Russian actor. ... Konstantin Stanislavski at a young age Konstantin (Constantin) Stanislavski (Stanislavsky) (Russian: ; January 5, 1863–August 7, 1938) was a Russian theatre and acting innovator. ... Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev (Russian: ; November 10, 1888 – December 23, 1972) was a pioneering Russian aircraft designer. ... Vasili Vasilievich Ulrikh (July 13, 1889 – May 7, 1951) was the presiding judge at all the major show trials of the Great Purges in the Soviet Union, as well as many lesser trials, including a large number of secret trials that lasted only fifteen minutes or less. ...

See also

Tomb of Nikolay Nekrasov. ... This is a list of famous cemeteries, mausoleums and other places people are buried, world-wide. ...

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Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery in Moscow, Russia (1185 words)
Novodevichy, or "New Maidens Convent" in English, was founded by Vasily III in 1524 to commemorate the recapture of Smolensk from the Lithuanians in 1514.
Novodevichy was Moscow's richest convent and many wives and widows of tsars and boyars and their daughters and sisters entered the convent and in doing so handed over all their jewels, pearls, gold and silver.
As soon as the convent was founded, a cemetery was opened on its grounds, which subsequently became a traditional burial place for the church dignitaries, noble families and feudal lords of Moscow and later on, in the 19th century, of the intelligentsia and merchants.
Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Novodevichy Cemetery (166 words)
Novodevichy Cemetery is located in Moscow, Russia and because of its famous residents, it is the city’s third most popular tourist site.
The cemetery was built next to the 16th century Novodevichy Convent[?], immediately upon completion of the convent.
The cemetery was first used primarily as a burial place for Moscow's feudal rulers and church officials; later, for Russia's intellectuals and merchants, while in the 20th century, as burial place for many of the Soviet Union's most well-known citizens.
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