NOVODEVICHY CONVENT AND CEMETERY
Novodevichy Cemetery, also known as Bogoroditse-Smolensky Monastery,was inaugurated in 1898. It is the most famous cemetery in Moscow. It lies next to the southern wall of the 16th-century Novodevichy Convent.
The cemetery holds the tombs of Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets, as well as famous actors, political leaders, and scientists. More than 27,000 are buried here.