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Taynitsky Garden is an enormous green space nestled in the renowned Moscow Kremlin, which is situated in the heart of the magnificent city of Moscow. This urban park has been deemed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the specialized United Nations agency. The site was formerly occupied by the Saints Constantine and Helena church in the 14th Century. At present, the garden comprises of well-maintained flower beds, woodlands and shrubs.
The Kremlin Wall Necropolis is a a historic burial ground contain mass graves of soldiers who died during the Bolshevik October Revolution and many important politicians, dignitaries, scientists and astronauts. The location was first used for burials in 1917 and carried on until 1927 when only ashes of cremated bodies were allowed to be buried in the Kremlin Wall. However, the ground again came into service in 1946 but was exclusively reserved for noted national dignitaries. The final burial took place here in 1985 during Konstantin Chernenko's funeral. The site has been a protected heritage landmark since 1974 and tombs and busts of many famous personalities like Stalin, Suslov and Kalinin located along the granite steps.
At the Fallen Monument Park, lush and manicured lawns are punctuated with stunning sculptures, some of which can be traced back to the Soviet Union period. The permanent collection is a contribution of 900 artists as well as emerging exhibitionists. The impressive pieces are in various styles and mediums like stone, metal and wood, and include the works of Russian stalwarts like Chubarov and Chaikoff. The eclectic selection of European art surrounded by verdant greenery at this open-air gallery of sorts, attracts curators and art aficionados aplenty.
The Patriarch Ponds is a residential area in Downtown Moscow. The area is famous for housing major tourist attractions like the Filatov Hospital, the House of Lions and the Patriarch Apartments along with a number of other historical monuments. If you want to explore the lesser-known part of the city or simply escape the crowd of tourists at the more popular tourist hangout spots, a walk on the calm streets of Patriarch Ponds will reap rewards.
Pyatnitskoye Cemetery is one of the largest graveyards in the capital city of Moscow. This sombre resting place was established in the year 1771, and is named after Paraskeva Trinity Church, a chapel situated within its premises. Several prominent personalities have been buried here, including Valentin Pavlov, a famous Russian banker, and Victor Ivanovich Nikitin, the renowned Soviet tenor soloist. The graveyard stretches over an area of 14.1 hectares (35 acres), and is one of the oldest cemeteries of the city.
This garden lying near the north-west stretch of the Garden Ring was founded in 1892 on Karetny Ryad by the entrepreneur Yakov Schukin. The park opened in 1894 and was an immediate success with the public. Nowadays the grounds of the park accommodate three older theatres: New Opera, Sphere, and the Hermitage. A sprinkling of park furniture, flower-beds and decorative touches further enhance the park and by night it is all lit up by 19th century-style lanterns.