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Nikolskoe Cemetery

Categories / Architecture/Cemeteries (see also Municipal Economy)
Categories / City Services/Cemeteries (see also Architecture and Urban Planning)

NIKOLSKOE CEMETERY. One of the necropolises at the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, founded in 1863 (the third to be opened). Situated between Obukhovskoy Oborony Avenue and the Lavra's eastern yards. It was named after the Church of St. Nicholas (1868-71, architect G.I. Karpov). Its area includes 8 hectares. In 1928, no more burials were allowed at the Nikolskoe Cemetery; tombstones were demolished in order to be utilized for other purposes and the ashes of certain writers, musicians and artists were transported to museum necropolises. In the 1960s, the passage to the Neva Embankment was enlarged, sacrificing a part of the Nikolskoe Cemetery. Famous people buried at the Nikolskoe Cemetery include statesman M.A. Korf; academics A.F. Bychkov, A.I. Voeykov, B.B. Golitsyn, N.I. Koksharov, N.A. Kotlyarevsky, B.A. Turaev; sociologist M.M. Kovalevsky; historian A.E. Presnyakov; engineer P.M. Obukhov; publisher A.S. Suvorin, and many others. In the southeast part of the Nikolskoe Cemetery, there is a chapel dedicated to the revered Blessed Matthew (Tatomir) (1848-1904). In the north part, there is a Brotherly Burial Site, where the St. Petersburg Orthodox Metropolitans Antony (Vadkovsky), Isidor (Nikolsky), Pallady (Raev), Nikodim (Rotov), Antony (Melnikov), and Ioann (Snachev) are buried, and where a cenotaph for the Holy New Martyr Metropolitan Veniamin is located near the graves of Lavra monks. In the 1970s, there were new burials at the Nikolskoe Cemetery; among those buried were historian and anthropologist L.N. Gumilev; deputies of the State Duma V.V. Savitsky and G.V. Starovoytova; ex-mayor of St. Petersburg A.A. Sobchak; and Major General M.Y. Malofeev. The artistically valuable gravestones of singer A.D. Vyaltseva (1915, architect L.A. Ilyin), artist M.O. Mikeshina (1916, sculptor B.M. Mikeshin), airman L.M. Matsievich (1912, architect I.A. Fomin), and Palestine scholar V.N. Khitrovo (1915, architect A.A. Parland) are being maintained and cared for.

Reference: Пирютко Ю. М. Лаврские кладбища и усыпальницы // С.-Петерб. епарх. ведомости. 2000. No. 23. С. 61-71.

Y. M. Piryutko.

Abaza Alexander Aggeevich
Antony (Alexander Vasilievich Vadkovsky), Metropolitan
Antony (Melnikov)
Bychkov Afanasy Fedorovich
Fomin Ivan Alexandrovich
Fonvizin Mikhail Alexandrovich
Golitsyn Boris Borisovich
Gumilev Lev Nikolaevich
Ilyin Lev Alexandrovich
Ioann (Ivan Matveevich Snychev), Metropolitan
Isidor (Yakov Sergeevich Nikolsky)
Karpov Grigory Ivanovich
Khitrovo Vasily Nikolaevich
Koksharov Nikolay Ivanovich
Korf Modest Andreevich, Count
Kotlyarevsky Nestor Alexandrovich
Kovalevsky Maxim Maximovich
Malofeev M.Y.
Matfei (Tatamir)
Matsievich Lev Markovich
Mikeshin Boris Mikhailovich
Mikeshin Mikhail Osipovich
Nikodim (Boris Georgievich Rotov), Metropolitan
Obukhov Pavel Matveevich
Pallady (Raev-Pisarev Pavel Ivanovich), Metropolitan
Parland Alfred Alexandrovich
Presnyakov Alexander Evgenievich
Sobchak Anatoly Alexandrovich
Starovoytova Galina Vasilievna
Suvorin Alexey Sergeevich
Turaev Boris Alexandrovich
Veniamin (Vasily Pavlovich Kazansky), Metropolitan
Voeykov Alexander Ivanovich
Vyaltseva Anastasiya Dmitrievna

Shlisselburgsky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city

Пирютко Ю. М. Лаврские кладбища и усыпальницы // С.-Петерб. епарх. ведомости, 2000

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