Moscow Armenian Cemetery

An Armenian historical cemetery in the city of Moscow

Old memory house
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The Armenian Cemetery of Moscow is located in the Krasnaya Presnya (Красная Пресня) district, not far from Vagankovo Cemetery.

Old graves on the Armenian Cemetery in Moscow
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It is established in 1804, by the initiative of Minas Lazarev, the leader of Moscow Armenian community, who also initiated the construction of Surb Harutyun Armenian church (1808–1815).

Tigran Petrosian's Grave
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The Lazarev Family crypt is located under the church.

The cemetery and the church are under the state protection.

Russian philanthropist, millionaire oilman Nicholas Lazarevic Tarasov grave in the Armenian cemetery
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Among the state-protected monuments are the obelisk on A.A. Loris-Melikov's tomb (1844), tombs of Ananov's, constructed by medieval Armenian canons, khachkar on D.S. Melik-Beglyarov's tomb (1913), Nikolai Tarasov's tomb, a modernist style work by sculptor Nikolai Andreev.

Useful Information

Armenian Cemetery of Moscow
Armenian: Մոսկվայի Հայկական Գերեզմանատուն
Russian: Армя́нское Вага́ньковское кла́дбище, Translit. Armyanskoe Vagan'kovskoe Kladbishche

Admission

free

Contacts

123100 Москва, ул. Сергея Макеева, д.12

☎ +7 495 253-80-17, 252-25-41

Burials at Armenian Cemetery of Moscow

  • Sergey Aslamazian (1897–1978), cellist, composer
  • Hamo Beknazarian (1891–1965), film director
  • Mikhail Chailakhyan (1901–1991), botanist
  • Zara Dolukhanova (1918–2007), opera singer
  • Alexey Dushkin (1904–1977), architect
  • Tigran Khachaturov, economist, academician
  • Ivan Lazarev (1820–1879), lieutenant general
  • Pavel Lisitsian (1911–2004), opera singer
  • Ashot Manucharov, leader of Karabakh movement
  • Koryun Nahapetyan (1926–1999), painter-nonconformist and public activist
  • Stepanos Nazarian (1812–1879), publisher, historian of literature and orientalist
  • Kerope Patkanov (1833–1889), orientalist, researcher, professor
  • Tigran Petrosian (1929–1984) , World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969
  • Andrei Platonov (1899–1951), Russian writer
  • Nadezhda Rumyantseva (1930–2008), theatrical and cinema actress
  • Marietta Shaginyan (1888–1982), Russian writer
  • Smbat Shahaziz (1840–1908), Armenian poet, educator, writer
  • Mikael Tariverdiev (1931–1996), composer
  • Boris Tchaikovsky (1925–1996), composer