such a rich historic and spiritual experience. many famous russian authors and politicians buried here.
Novodevichy was constructed in the early 16th century to celebrate a Russian victory over the Lithuanians that allowed Russia to add Smolensk to the Russian Empire. It is famous for being the place where Peter the Great's half-sister Sophia lived while she was a regent in charge of Russia. Peter banished her to this site after she tried to challenge Peter's rule when she backed the infamous Streltsy revolt. Rumour has it that Peter hanged the Streltsy leaders right outside of Sophia's window. I have been here twice, and each time was captivated by it's beauty.
A peaceful and serene place, this is one of the main cemeteries in the city. It is really interesting for people who are interested in history, and it is also an eerily beautiful and haunting spot. Those who are buried here include former politicians, artists, literary figures, and musicians. There is a grave of a man and a dog - look out for it!
Very interesting cemetery containing the graves of a number of famous Russians.
This is the place my grandma took me for walks when I was a little girl. I really loved the duck monument by the lake
Gorgeous convent. And the tombstones in the cemetery are absolute works of art.
New saint cemetery in Moscow, it is a favorite haunt of tourists from all over the world, many once played a promoting role in the process of development of Russian history of celebrities are buried here. Were the soul and the art of the tomb ingenious union, Russian cemetery formed a unique culture.
An interesting place to visit, the Novodevichy Convent dates back to the 16th Century founded by the father of Ivan the Terrible. It was used as a fortress protecting the banks of the river and is famous for the beautiful Smolensky Cathedral and the Cemetery, which is where a lot of the famous Russians, from politicians to musicians are buried.