Where the Famous are Buried

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Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral, sometimes, it is also known as Sobor Alexandra Nevskogo is one of the known religious and spiritual sights in Saint Petersburg. This monastery was named after the patron saint. Being one of the most ancient and eminent monastery, Alexander Nevsky Monastery was mistaken in history by Peter the Great. He mistook that it was where the Swedes had beaten Alexander of Novgorod. In the 18th century, it became the most senior grade of Russian Orthodox monasteries called a lavra. If you are visiting it today, you will see a lot of devout believers coming to this working monastery. For it is a holy place and revered, you can also find the gravesites of famous Russian artistic figures. Tikhvin Cemetery is the most famous graves. Many cultural icons are here, as well as those who are in the Russian music, art, literature and theatre industries. To name some, Ivan Krylov who is a Russian fabulist, Fyodor Dostoevsky, the literary resident whose novel was ‘The Brothers Karamazov.

Group of Five

Folk-influenced Russian themes and music such as those by Modest Mussorgsky, Alexander Borodin, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, César Cui and Mily Balakirev. You can find Pyotr Tchikovsky as well as Mikhail Glinka being buried here as well. City Sculpture Museum, which was formerly the Tikhvin Church has all its sculptures at everywhere around the city. The other is the Lazarus Cemetery which is locally known as Lazarevskoe kladbishche) is buried with the Russian architects mostly from St. Petersburg. Giacomo Quarenghi, Carlo Rossi, Andrei Voronikhin and Vasily Stasov are all buried here. The other known name is Mikhail Lomonosov (both a polymath and scholar) is buried here. Then at the St. Lazarus Church of the 18th century is where Count Sheremetyev and his wife are buried altogether with other intellectuals, statesmen and noblemen. Behind is the Nicholas Cemetary where most of the cathedral’s priests are buried.

Metropolitan’s House

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Which was used to the residence of Metropolitan Vladimir, is the Metropolitan’s house. It is with smaller cemetery grounds in the surrounding where party officials are buried. The Yaroslavl art museum was an important merchant city during the 17th century. Now it house great icons and masters who were mostly from the Cathedral of the Assumption. Be aware that it is closed on Fridays, and also closed on the last Thursdays of the month. Their opening hours is from 10am to 5pm for the other days of the week.

 

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