World Cemeteries

Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow, Russia

Novodevichy cemetery with a 500-century tradition is a necropolis in the Khamovnichesky district of Moscow, where many outstanding people are buried. The cemetery is located near the Novodevichy Convent. Initially, local nuns were buried here, then merchants and noble townspeople. In the XIX century graves of famous people appeared. Since that time, Novodevichy has become a burial place for famous public figures, military men, representatives of the creative intelligentsia. About 30 thousand people are buried at the Novodevichy cemetery in 2020. The churchyard occupies about 10 hectares of land divided into 3 parts, and many of the graves on it are monuments of cultural heritage of regional and federal significance with a unique atmosphere of a collection of architectural masterpieces.