Sosnovaya Roscha Park

In the middle of the 17th century, this was a remote place, where Metropolitan Adrian instructed to build a temple in honour of the nine martyrs of Cyzicus. That is how in 1691 the Kizichesky (Svyato-Vvedensky) Monastery came to be. Many famous people in the city were buried here, both spiritual and secular, like Leo Tolstoy's grandfather. The 1917 Revolution and the events that followed, kept in place only the Saint Prince Vladimir church, and suburbs began to appear around the area. According to local historian George Mueller, the necropolis was demolished in 1929, by the Komsomol leaders and the remains cleaned by ahead of the arrival of the Soviet state leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1964.