When I entered it was not necessary to buy an admission ticket. The entrance to Novodevichy Cemetery was quite unremarkable, the quiet outdoor space featuring springtime was in full bloom. The quietude and the smell of flowers was quite a surprise. It was like opening up a Russian history book, since this palace of art contains 26,000 significant individuals from all levels who contributed deeply to the historical development of Russia, who now lie in eternal rest. They are the pride of Russia, and include politicians, authors, artists, scientists, famous physicians, merchants, and heroic sons and daughters. Each person, whether great or small, each has a statue that wordlessly explains their work and contributions, describing the most beautiful aspects of their lives to visitors. Even though I don’t read Russian, through this unique form of funerary art, I was able to broadly guess at the faded war glories of Tsarist Russia along with many bygone events of great oppression. The beauty, sadness, and quiet of the cemetery made me understand the phrase “Death is just as sacred as life,” since this place is not a symbol of the end of life but rather is spiritual home where the soul is purified, and a total transformation occurs.
In using their art to morn an individual, the artists have marvelously added to life; you will praise tongue in cheek the Russian statue designers, who used artistic techniques according to the intentions of the deceased and combined that person’s identity, personality, and monument to make an original and ingenuous fusion. It can absolutely be said that this is one of the great 3 famous European cemeteries, along with the Central Cemetery of Vienna (Wiener Zentralfriedhof) and the Père Lachaise Cemetery of Paris.
Founded in the 16th century, the New Madonna Cemetery is located in the southwestern part of Moscow. It was originally a resting place for the upper classes and nobles of the church. It is said that Princess Sophia, the sister of Peter the Great, was imprisoned here and buried here. Therefore, some Chinese simply called it "the princess grave of Russia." In the 19th century, the new virgin cemetery became the final destination of the famous Russian intellectuals and celebrities. The cemetery covers an area of 7.5 hectares and is home to more than 26,000 celebrities from all historical periods in Russia. It is one of the three largest cemeteries in Europe.
The places that tourists from all over the world love to go, many celebrities who have played a role in promoting the development of Russian history have been sleeping here. The soul of the tomb is ingeniously combined with the art of the tombstone to form a unique Russian cemetery culture.
The new virgin cemetery is brought by the tour group, but the whole is still very quiet. It is like a sculpture to see the tombstone here. It seems that it is better than the flowers of the flowers. The cemetery is a garden of arrogance, the fear of death. I don't want to forget how long I have grown up. I haven't seen much since the hour. Even if I feel bad, I feel that life is so beautiful. There are still so many places for melancholy. I have to go for a while! The kitten in the cemetery was particularly cute, and it attracted me all at once. However, after a few shots, a local woman whispered me, and then she took things to feed the cat.
tips: Tickets are free