Novodevich'e Cemetery
"Novodevich'e Cemetery. Hours of Operation from 9:00 to 17:00 Daily."
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Grandma Bert's photo of a small section of Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery, the final resting place of famous Russians including politicians, actors and actresses, dancers, aircraft designers, military personnel and more. Sadly it was cold and rainy when your grandparents were at the cemetery and many photos are of poor quality from this once-in-a-lifetime visit.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
The cremated remains of many are buried in various mausoleum walls.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Grave of Lyudmila Zykina, who was a national folk singer.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Grave of Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, famous ballerina.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Compared to others, the grave of Anton Chekhov, one of Russia's most famous writers and among the most famous of the world's short story writers, is quite simple.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Golda (Yekaterina) Davidovna Voroshilova, wife of the 1953-1960 Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, Kliment Voroshilov.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Grave of Dmitriy Shostakovich, one of your grandfather's favorite composers.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
General of the Army Georgiy Fedorovich Zakharov, a well-known officer from the Great Patriotic War (World War II).
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Water spots on the lens during the rain spoiled this photo taken by Grandma Bert.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Three heros of the defence of Moscow, Dovator, Talalikhin and Panfilov. All three died in 1941 during the battle for Moscow.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Arkhip Mikhailovich Lyulka, aircraft engine designer.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
The grave of Andrei Nikolaevich Tupolev, designer of bombers and transports, including the first supersonic transport to fly, the Tu-144.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Grave of Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov, who designed the first fighter aircraft with retractable landing gear in the world (the pilot turned a crank to pull up or lower the wheels). His U-2 (Uchebnyy-2 -- Trainer-2) biplane, later called the Po-2, was still being used during the Korean War by "Bedcheck Charlie."
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Semyon Alekseevich Lavochkin, fighter designer who designed famous piston-engine fighters during the Great Patriotic War (World War II) and some early jet fighters.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Mikhail Petrovich Simonov, aircraft designer who replaced Pavel Osipovich Sukhoi after the latter's death. Simonov was responsible for the design of the Su-27 (Flanker) fighter used today by Russia's air defense forces.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Igor Sergeevich Shevchuk, who became General Designer (chief designer) of the Tupolev Design Bureau. He died rather young at the age of 58.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Mikhail Mikhailovich Gromov, the second man to fly non-stop across the North Pole from one continent to another. In this case from Moscow to San Jacinto, California. It was the longest non-stop flight in history up to that time. The year was 1937. A month earlier, Valeriy Chkalov had flown from Moscow to Vancouver, Washinton, non-stop across the Pole.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Amet Khan Sultan, Soviet test pilot.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Ivan Kozhedub, the most famous Soviet fighter pilot of the Great Patriotic War (World War II) and three times Hero of the Soviet Union.
Novodevich'e Cemetery
Novodevich'e Cemetery
German Titov, cosmonaut, the second person ever to orbit the earth in space.
Novodevich'e Cemetery