The roll-call of those who have been laid to rest in this fascinating cemetery says something about its prestigethe ... More
Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery
The roll-call of those who have been laid to rest in this fascinating cemetery says something about its prestigethe writers Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Mikhail Bulgakov, the poet Maiakovskii, singer Chaliapin and composer Skriabin, plus Stalin's wife and last but not least, the bizarre black-and-white headstone devoted to former Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev. The cemetery complex can accommodate a good couple of hours of wandering and picking out the most interesting graves, such as the WW II commander with a model tank atop his grave.
This monastery is an oasis of peace in a frenetic city. Visit inside the walls and you'll sit with quiet pilgrims and nuns. A bit worn down, the edifice is still gorgeous. Well worth a visit.
Also near the RamStor near the Sportivnaya metro station-- a great place to get nearly Western goods for the homesick.
The largest, oldest and the most important cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin is the Cathedral of the Assumption. An Italian
architect named Aristotle Fioravanti (who was commissioned by Ivan III) designed and built the cathedral between 1474 and 1478. ...
The Archangel Cathedral was built in 1505 1508 by the Venetian architect Alevisio and dedicated to the Archangel Michael, the
protector of warriors and monarchs engaged in their rightful deeds. From the 14th to the 18th century, the cathedral ...
Still widely known under its Soviet name as the Lenin Library, the Russian State Library was founded at the end
of the 18th century from the collection of the Rumiantsev public museum. This contains a fine selection of aging ...
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