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Novodevichy Cemetery
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Novodevichy Cemetery

Novodevichy Cemetery (Новодевичье кла́дбище) is located in Moscow, Russia and is the city's third most popular tourist site. It has a park-like ambience, dotted with small chapels and large sculpted monuments. The cemetery was built next to the 16th century Novodevichy Convent, immediately upon completion of the convent. The cemetery was first used primarily as a burial place for Moscow's feudal rulers and church officials. Later it came to be used for Russia's intellectuals and merchants, while in the 20th century, it was the burial place for many of the Soviet Union's most well-known citizens.

Today, the cemetery holds the tombs of Russian authors, playwrights, and poets, as well as famous actors, political leaders, and scientists. More than 27,000 are buried at Novodevichy.

Some of the famous Russians buried there are:

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