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Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery

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ImageThis convent was built in 1524. It comprises of a number of Churches including the Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk and the Gate Church of the Intercession. Tourists are treated to diverse architectural styles such as the white, golden and green walls and domes of the former and the red walls and domes of the latter. The convent was initially to be used for the purpose of imprisoning wives/ sisters/ daughters and other women who had fallen out of favor with the Russian rulers or their own families. Be sure to pay a visit to the cemetery where famous Russian writers, artists and leaders are buried.  Writers Chekhov, Gogol, and Bulgakov are buried there along with Khrushchev and Yelstin


Timings: Wednesday- Sunday 10 A.M-5 P.M
Admission: $2 [admission to the grounds]
                   $ 7 [admission to the grounds and churches and exhibits]
                   $2 [admission into the cemetery]
Address: Novodevichy Prozeyd
Tel: 095- 246- 8526

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