Novodevichy Cemetery

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Founded by the walls of the Novodevichy Convent at the end of the 19th century, the Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow's second most important necropolis after the Kremlin Wall. It is the last abode of victorious war generals, great scientists, actors and other iconic figures. The graves of the writers Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov and Mikhail Bulgakov, poets Vladimir Mayakovsky and Denis Davydov, Grand Dukes Sergei Trubetskoy and Matvey Muravyov-Apostol, opera singer Feodor Chaliapin, film director Sergei Eisenstein, and artist Isaac Levitan are at the Novodevichy Cemetery. The place hardly ever gets new burials.