The first burial at this cemetery took place in 1905. At that time this area lay in the countryside, and the original ... More
The first burial at this cemetery took place in 1905. At that time this area lay in the countryside, and the original occupants of the graves were local peasants and village-dwellers. In 1907, the wooden church in the name of the saint Serafim Sarovskii was built in just 87 days. This church is one of those lucky few not to have their doors slammed shut by the coming of atheist communism in 1917, and is also notable for holding divine services during the horrors of the blockade during the Second World War.
Many churches were closed or torn down during the time of Communism, but not the 18th century St. Nicholas Cathedral.
It was one of 15 churches which remained open and working. The ice blue and white cathedral was well ...
While eyes are naturally drawn to the splendorous St Isaac's Cathedral across the square of the same name, the less
noticeable Mariinskii Palace is nonetheless of some interest. Designed by a German in 1839 1844, the palace was ordered ...
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