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Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery Guided Tour

Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery Guided Tour

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Key Information:
Group Size: 1 - 30 people
Destination: Moscow
Season: January - December
Languages: English, Russian
Minimum Cost: 30 US Dollar (USD) Per group
Maximum Cost: 45 US Dollar (USD) Per group

The Novodevichy (New Maidens) Convent was founded in 1524 in honor of the return of Smolensk to Russia in 1514 by Prince Vasily the third. Today now maidens convent is being protected by UNESCO and considered to be cecond porular destination in the city after Kremlin . new maidens cemetary is lookated right behind the convent and also attracts a lot of visitors because it is one of the most presigious cemeteries in the city it was based in 1898, and called the New Cemetery. Here lie the bodies of some of Russia's most outstanding writers and poets such as Chekhov, Mayakovsky and Bulgakov .Also the famous art collectors Pavel and Sergei Tretyakov are buried there. Nikita Krushchev was given a famous memorial gravestone, crafted in black and white marble by the sculptor Ernst Neizvestny and symbolizing the ambiguity and contradictory nature of Krushchev's period in power Novodevichy convent was closed by the soviet government in 1922 and was used as a "Museum of Women's Emancipation" until its reopening in 1964 as a museum of New Maidens history Novodevichy Convent in winter.