May 2011 - Moscow Russia
Last week I posted photos of the churches on the grounds of the Novodevichy Convent.
Novodevichy means New Maiden.
This week I'm going to post photos from the graveyard. I will post more graves next week.
This has to be the most stunning graveyard ever. There are many famous Russians buried here.
A 19th-century necropolis within the walls of the Novodevichy convent, which contained the graves of about 2000 Russian noblemen and university professors, also underwent reconstruction. The vast majority of graves were destroyed. It was at that time that the remains of Anton Chekhov were moved outside the monastery walls. His grave served as the kernel of the so-called "cherry orchard" - a section of the cemetery which contains the graves of Constantin Stanislavski and the leading actors of his company.
The Soviet circus clown, Nikulin