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  Tomb, Tikhvin Cemetery
by Canadienne

Inside the lavra entrance, on the right-hand side, is the Tikhvin Cemetery. It was founded in 1823 and many famous Russian writers, composers and artists have since been buried in it ~ Ivan Krylov, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Mikhail Glinka, Alexandre Borodin and Pyotr Tchaikovsky included.

There is a map inside the cemetery entrance, but all of the names are in cyrillic (even being able to read it, finding recognizable names in the list of 100+ was too time-consuming). A better approach is to simply walk through the grounds and admire the tombstones ~ the most famous have small stands with transcribed names next to them and others are simply enjoyable for the art.

There is supposed to be a small entrance fee, but it was waived during our visit (a Sunday).

othercontact: Metro Pl. Alexsandra Nevskovo

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2003
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