Khovanskoye Cemetery in Moscow - graves of celebrities

Khovanskoye Cemetery is currently the largest cemetery in the capital. It is located in the settlement of Sosenskoye, Novomoskovsk administrative district. The Khovanskoye cemetery got its name from the village of Nikolo-Khovanskoye, near which it was created in 1972. As of 2021, the area of ​​the Khovansky cemetery is more than 197 hectares, and over the past almost half a century since its foundation, a large number of artists, cultural and sports figures have been buried there, some of whom our material will tell about.

Where can I find a list of all those buried at Khovanskoye Cemetery?

Khovanskoye Cemetery belongs to the Ritual company. Employees of this organization service the burial area and maintain archival records of burials, which began during the formation of the necropolis.

Information about those buried can be found in the office, located on the left side of the main entrance.

The cemetery is divided into sectors: Northern, Western and Central.

Please note: in front of the entrance there are information maps indicating plot numbers, with their help it is easy to find the desired grave. There are also three churches where you can order services for the repose of the souls of the departed.

Pavel Evgenievich Smeyan

Pavel Evgenievich Smeyan is a famous Soviet and Russian musician, singer, composer and actor. After graduating from music school, Pavel Smeyan played for some time in city philharmonic societies, in Rosconcert, and also, since the 1980s, participated in the activities of several musical groups and ensembles: “Rock Studio”, “Apostle”, “Black Coffee”. Since 1981, Smeyan also began playing on the stage of the Lenkom Theater at the invitation of Mark Zakharov - his debut was the role of the Chief Writer in the rock opera Juno and Avos. In cinema, Pavel Smeyan’s voice was first heard in the television film “The Trust That Burst.” Subsequently, Pavel Smeyan took part in a large number of films, as well as theatrical productions (especially rock operas). Among other things, Pavel Smeyan also wrote the rock opera “Word and Deed” based on A. K. Tolstoy’s story “Prince Silver” - it was recorded in 2000. Also in the 2000s, Smeyan took part in dubbing computer games. In July 2009, Pavel Smeyan died at the age of 52 in Germany, where he was being treated for pancreatic cancer. He was buried at the Khovanskoye cemetery next to his parents and brother. His grave is decorated with a wooden cross and a color photograph on a stand. Along the perimeter of the grave site there is a border made of gray stone with a black metal fence.

Bus schedule 600 to Khovanskoe Cemetery

Convenient route No. 600 connects the Salaryevo and Teply Stan metro stations. Departing from any point, the passenger will get to the Khovanskoye cemetery.

From Teply Stan the first car leaves at 6 o’clock, and the last at 21-30. You can leave Salaryevo station from 6:30 to 22:00. On weekdays, the wait for the next bus will be no more than a quarter of an hour; on weekends they run much more often.

Liviy Stepanovich Shchipachev

Liviy Shchipachev is a Soviet actor and painter. Fame came to him in 1940, when he played the role of Timur in the film “Timur and His Team” (1940), and then returned to it in the sequel “Timur’s Oath.” This role made Shchipachev famous, but he never acted in films again. After the war, he entered the Moscow Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov and studied to be a painter - and devoted the rest of his life to this art. Since 1950, Shchipachev began participating in art exhibitions, and since 1956 he became a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. His works were published in large editions, including on postcards, in magazines, etc. At the moment, the works of Livy Shchipachev can be found in several Russian museums, including the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Shchipachev died in 2001 at the age of 73. His grave in the western territory of the Khovanskoe cemetery is decorated with a very simple wooden cross with a tablet engraved with only his name and years of life. The modest monument is surrounded by a metal fence with a border.

Khovanskoe Cemetery Crematorium - directions for motorists

There is a crematorium at the cemetery. There is also a columbarium for the burial of ashes.

Those who want to get here by car should use a navigator. In this case, the final destination must be indicated either “Khovanskoye Cemetery” or “Admiral Kornilov Street, possession 3”.

The route from the Moscow Ring Road, 41 km, is as follows:

  • drive along the Moscow Ring Road 280 m;
  • right exit onto the street Profsoyuznaya, drive 210 m;
  • turn right, drive along the street. Profsoyuznaya 93 m;
  • travel along Kaluga highway 1.4 km;
  • turn right and drive 1.7 km;
  • turn left, drive 460 m;
  • turn left again and drive 310 m;
  • turn right 210 m;
  • and the last left turn is 36 m.

Or drive 45 km from the Moscow Ring Road along the Kievskoye Highway, then turn onto Admiral Kornilov Street. There are appropriate signs along the route.

Vagankovskoye Cemetery - authorities

But it was precisely this force that caused their death. On August 6, 1993, Amiran Kvantrishvili, together with thief in law Fedya Besheny, was shot dead in an office on Dimitrova Street in Moscow. A year later, the killer of the Orekhovskaya organized crime group, now well-known Alexei Sherstobitov, near the Krasnopresnensky baths, cut short the life of his brother, chairman of the Lev Yashin Athletes Fund, Otari. Then even Russian President Boris Yeltsin sent condolences to the family of the deceased. It is not surprising that Otari’s funeral was attended by a huge crowd of people.

Grave of brothers Otari and Amiran Kvantrishvili

People such as Joseph Kobzon, Archil Gomiashvili, Ivan Yarygin and others came to honor his memory. The brothers were buried at the prestigious and long-closed Vagankovskoe cemetery. Their grave at the main entrance has long become a landmark of the churchyard. A huge angel with a mournful face reaches out to two granite tablets on which the names of the brothers are inscribed. For the uninformed, it is worth noting that the monument is not just a hack job by an unknown master, but a work belonging to the chisel of the famous sculptor Vyacheslav Klykov. Among his works is a monument to Cyril and Methodius, Marshal Zhukov, Ivan Bunin, Dmitry Donskoy and other celebrities.

The Vagankovsky churchyard became the last refuge for the authority of Vitya Ryazansky, the head of the most powerful organized crime group in Ryazan, Viktor Airapetov.

On November 19, 1995, on Rublevskoye Highway, Airapetov’s car was stopped by fake riot police and taken away by mafiosi in an unknown direction.

Grave of Viktor Airapetov

His charred corpse was later identified by his wife. Although experts insist that it was a staged act, the black granite obelisk with a massive fence claims that this is where the leader of the criminal Ryazan is buried. However, there are rumors that already in the 2000s, Vitya came here in person and even laid flowers at his monument.

Celebrity graves at Khovanskoye Cemetery, photo

Tourists' interest in the Khovanskoe cemetery is due to the fact that theater and film actors, athletes, writers, heroes, and honored scientists are buried here. It is quite common to see famous names carved on monuments.

Particular interest in the burials on Khovanskoye is caused by the famous Orekhovskaya Alley. In this part of the cemetery there are graveyards with majestic tombstones, perpetuating the memory of participants in the criminal group of the 90s, headed by Sergei Timofeev.

Negovsky, Vladimir Alexandrovich

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Negovsky is one of the founders of Soviet resuscitation. Negovsky received a medical education and since 1934 worked in his specialty in the pathophysiological laboratory of the Institute of Blood Transfusion. Taking part in the experiments carried out in this laboratory to return dying organisms to life, Negovsky became fascinated by the idea of ​​​​developing other methods of combating death and wrote to the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR with a request to provide him with a laboratory in which he could conduct his own experiments in this area. It was Negovsky’s work that formed the basis of Soviet resuscitation, since in the course of his experiments he proved that clinical death is not final death and that a person can be brought back to life if the process of heart fibrillation is stopped. Negovsky's innovative theory, which was later confirmed, was that cardiac arrest does not mean the death of a person and that true death is brain death. Therefore, as long as the brain remains alive, a person's heart can be restarted and brought out of the state of clinical death. During the war, Negovsky repeatedly went to the active army and brought the seriously wounded back to life, and in the post-war years he expanded his activities and created a clinical resuscitation center. In total, Negovsky led several organizations that were in one way or another involved in resuscitation. In 1985, with his participation, the world's first Scientific Research Institute of General Reanimatology (NIIOR of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences) was opened. Great experience in dealing with death probably benefited Negovsky, since he lived a very long life and died only at the age of 95. His grave at the Khovanskoye cemetery is surrounded by a white stone border and a black metal fence; the tombstone is a stele made of Karelian gabbro-diabase with a wavy upper edge.

Abandoned graves of stars: Vasily Shukshin

The famous Soviet director, actor and writer have a large family - a wife, three daughters, grandchildren - and there is someone to care for the artist’s grave at the Novodevichy Cemetery. But Vasily Makarovich’s final refuge stands out for its unkempt graveyard in Moscow’s Khamovniki: fans bring flowers to the idol, but no one is in a hurry to monitor the condition of the site - the issue of disposing of the inheritance is much more pressing for the family.

Abandoned graves of stars: Vasily Shukshin at the Novodevichy cemetery. Photo: Vladimir Velengurin/KP Alisa Osina

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Abandoned graves of stars: Vladimir Tolokonnikov

At the farewell to Tolokonnikov, who died of cardiac arrest during the filming of the sequel to the film “SuperBeavers,” there were many flowers: they were carried by Alexander Filippenko, Evgeny Gerasimov, Oksana Akinshina, Pavel Derevyanko, Irina Pegova and many others. The same cannot be said about the grave: the place where the “Heart of a Dog” artist is buried was, by the fall of last year, covered with withered flowers, as if the road to it had been forgotten over the past two years.

Abandoned graves of stars: Georgy Vitsin

A year ago, the grave of Georgy Vitsin, buried in 2001 at the Vagankovskoye cemetery, attracted the attention of the public. It was called a “dump” because of the chaotic pile of artificial flowers and a sign from the administration demanding that relatives come forward.

“It was just a day of remembrance. There were a lot of fresh flowers there. I wasn't there, but they told me. I contacted the cemetery administration, they said that nothing was needed,” the artist’s daughter Natalya Vitsina commented on the news in an interview with Moscow Speaks.

And yet the grave still looks lonely: a modest monument to the star of “Prisoner of the Caucasus” is adjacent to the abandoned tombstone of his widow Tamara Fedorovna with a cross and a lopsided sign.

Georgy Vitsin is buried at the Vagankovskoye cemetery (February 2020). Photo: Boris Kudryavov, Express newspaper/still from the film

Abandoned graves of stars: Tatyana Samoilova

Now the grave of the star of the film “The Cranes Are Flying” looks like this: a bronze bust made free of charge by Zurab Tsereteli, and a granite monument with his name and a pair of soaring birds. The monument to Tatyana Samoilova appeared at the Novodevichy cemetery when the actress had been dead for more than four years.

The whole world collected money: writer Ilona Davydova, actress Nastasya Samburskaya, singer Sasha Dal helped, money was used from charity and special film screenings - the family did not have much money. Until the monument was unveiled, Tatyana Samoilova’s grave was a barely noticeable hill, causing condemnation from those who came: “It’s a shame, our Belka doesn’t even have a monument!”

What Tatyana Samoilova’s grave looked like in 2017, before the installation of the monument. Photo: Anastasia Pleshakova, Still from the film

There are no crosses on star graves

“The burial place of a famous actress was considered lost”

During life they were carried in their arms.

After death, they trampled into damp earth.

Olga Bgan. Remember the cute snub-nosed girl from the movie “A Man Is Born”? Who knows where she is buried? I'm sure there will be no answer. Because her grave has long been listed as lost.

“It took more than one month to find the actress’s grave,” says Sergei. “When we discovered a skewed stone with a barely visible inscription “Olga Bgan” in the depths of the Khovanskoye cemetery, we couldn’t believe our eyes. There was no fence at the actress’s grave; the roots of a huge tree from a neighboring plot destroyed the grave itself. In five years, the burial site would have disappeared by itself. Last year, we installed a modest fence for the actress on our own and erected a memorial plaque. And imagine - people started coming there. In any case, now there are always flowers there...

It is not surprising that no one looked after Olga Bgan’s grave. A few years ago we talked with a colleague of the actress. Here's what the woman said:

— After her divorce from her first husband, actor Yuri Grebenshchikov, Olga fell into depression, started drinking, became very fat, and could not lose weight. She made strange friends, she could disrupt the rehearsal, be late for the performance. She responded to the director’s comments: “Don’t teach me how to live, I’ve been drinking since I was 20—it’s heredity.” At that time she was almost 40... And soon she became friends with stage worker Sasha. The guy just finished his sentence. At first Olga felt sorry for him, but then she fell in love. They started living together. I started drinking Bgan twice as often. As a result, her health failed, she stopped taking care of herself and turned gray. On December 31, 1977, she and her common-law husband had a conflict. I don’t know what happened there, but on New Year’s Eve Olya took a massive dose of Relanium. It was not possible to pump it out. On the day of her funeral it was bitterly cold outside. Almost none of her friends went to say goodbye to her at the cemetery. Colleagues showed up only at the civil memorial service in the Actor's House. And after 9 days no one remembered the actress.

Until recently, the grave of actress Valentina Karavaeva, who played the main role in the film “Mashenka,” was also considered lost.

“We found Karavaeva’s grave at the same Khovanskoye cemetery,” the man continues. “It was not easy to get to it—the place was densely overgrown with burdocks.” There is mud and swamp all around. The wooden cross was lopsided, to which a rusty sign was nailed crookedly: “Chapman” is Karavaeva’s married name. Over time, we updated the cross, placed photographs of the actress on it, and restored the inscription - V.I. Chapman-Karavaeva. Artificial flowers were stuck into the ground. There were some minor difficulties with the fencing - after all, only relatives have the right to decorate the burial site. But we managed to agree with the churchyard workers about this service. The exact date of Karavaeva’s death is unknown. The encyclopedia writes: “Died between December 25 and 30, 1997.” On the grave - date of death: January 12, 1998.

One of Karavaeva’s acquaintances recently said: “She bequeathed to bury herself at the Vagankovskoye cemetery. Next to great actors." There was no one to fulfill her last request. The actress spent the last 20 years alone. In her own apartment she organized a one-man theater. For more than twenty years, Karavaeva played performances at home in front of an amateur film camera, then developed the film and watched it on a paper screen pinned to the wall. The sound was recorded on a reel-to-reel tape recorder. I even sewed costumes for my favorite roles. She died in front of the camera. After her death, the apartment door was broken into. A depressing impression was made by the pavilion-room covered with black fabric, the makeshift dressing room in the kitchen, and the narrow, sagging trestle bed, which also served as a stage. None of Karavaeva’s neighbors recognized the formerly famous actress in the strange woman.

A modest funeral was organized by the Actors Guild, and Karavaeva’s personal belongings and archive ended up in the Cinema Museum. Distant relatives learned about the star's death from newspapers. But they didn’t start looking for the burial place...

“Adjutant Müller’s grave has sunk into thin air”

In the encyclopedia of Soviet actors, only a couple of lines are written about each of them - he was born, married, acted... The burial place of a public person, as a rule, is not indicated. Necropolists are perplexed: “Funerals are also part of the biography...”

— We have the term “complex grave.” These included the burial place of Lavrentiy Masokh, Müller’s adjutant from the film “Seventeen Moments of Spring,” the interlocutor adds. — Masokha died in 1971. Information about his funeral was not announced anywhere. We contacted the director of the film, Lioznova, called Bronevoy and Kuravlev - none of them knew where their former colleague was buried. It turned out that for some reason Masokh was buried in Kyiv at the Baykovskoye cemetery. The burial was in a deplorable state - the actor’s photograph had long since been worn out, leaving only barely noticeable inscriptions on the dirty stone.

Recently, “memory hunters” decided to find the grave of Anastasia Ivanova, the main character of the film “I Can’t Say Goodbye.” In 1993, a woman was found murdered in her own apartment.

— It was known that Ivanova was buried near Sergiev Posad. We visited several more or less decent cemeteries in the area. The last one remained was the oldest city cemetery. It was there that we accidentally stumbled upon Ivanova’s grave. Moreover, it turned out that we came to her on the day of her death - June 3. In addition, this is the only day of the year when the Orthodox Church prays for all those who died. How can you not believe in mysticism!

Until recently, nothing was known about the grave of Vera Ivleva, the weaver from the film “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”, actress of the Lenkom Theater. On January 8, 1999, she went missing. Her mutilated body was discovered two months later in a forest belt. It turned out she was hit by a car. The driver buried his body in the snow to cover his tracks. Only three actors from their native Lenkom came to Ivleva’s funeral.

— We found her grave at the Mashkinskoye cemetery in Khimki. Ivleva was buried with her twin brother,” says Sergei. “Apparently, no one has visited the actress’s grave for a long time—except for a lopsided cross, there was nothing else at the burial site. True, recently someone did clean up Ivleva’s grave. Perhaps the graveyard workers themselves.


But it’s unlikely that anyone will undertake to improve the grave of Vyacheslav Tsarev, who played the ridiculous pioneer in the film “Welcome, or No Trespassing!” They simply won’t notice the rusty sign buried in the ground with the scratched initials “Tsarev V.V.”

Vyacheslav TSAREV.

On November 13, 2007, the unique opera singer Eric Kurmangaliev passed away. He was 47 years old. He became famous throughout the world for performing opera arias in a female voice. Kurmangaliev worked with Alfred Schnittke, collaborated with Svyatoslav Richter, played in Viktyuk’s sensational play “M. Butterfly”, and was friends with Pierre Cardin. His gala concerts were always sold out.


Fate played a cruel joke on him. Today at the grave is the darling of fate - a cut down tree with a photograph of a musician pinned to it.

FROM A NECROPOLISTER’S REPORT: “January 8, 2009. Finally, I found Kurmangaliev’s burial place. There is one less white spot at the Vagankovskoye cemetery. Writer's arena. 47th section... The grave has squalid decoration. In the fall, a tree was cut down there, and the peasant’s boots trampled on the glass-covered photograph of the artist.”

Sergei shows me dozens of photographs of abandoned graves of astronauts, scientists, writers, and actors. Not all famous people were buried with due honors.

Thus, actress Tamara Nosova, Donna Rosa from the film “Hello, I am your aunt!”, did not receive a magnificent funeral. Her ashes are in the columbarium at the Vagankovskoye cemetery. Nearby is the urn of Mikhail Kononov - his family also did not have enough money for a luxurious funeral. The queen of the episode, Irina Murzaeva (manicurist - “Hearts of Four”, Anna Khristoforovna - “The Married Bachelor”) found herself in the same situation. It is almost impossible to find a niche with her ashes - the inscription has been erased. You can honor the memory of the actress at the Don Cemetery - columbarium 14, section 56. Svetlana Savelova - Lena Velichko from the film “Seven Old Men and One Girl” died in 1999. The actress had no relatives - the funeral was organized by the theater where she worked. Her ashes are at the Nikolo-Arkhangelsk cemetery - columbarium 9, section 6, niche 303.

Ella Lezhdey’s inconspicuous grave is Zina Kibrit from the series “The Investigation is Conducted by Experts,” popular in the 80s. She passed away in 2001. Her funeral did not become a landmark event for the country. The journalists did not seem to notice her departure. Lezhdy was buried next to her mother and husband in the 11th section of the old territory of the Khovansky cemetery in the forest. The landmark is a trash container.

Ekaterina Mazurova was remembered by the audience for the role of grandmother Kostya Inochkin in the film “Welcome, or No Trespassing!” She passed away on October 8, 1995. The woman was buried at the 26th section of the Vvedensky cemetery. There was no money for a decent grave for the actress. Before her death, Ekaterina Yakovlevna herself donated her own collection of Russian and foreign paintings and graphics of the 19th and 20th centuries, ceramics, beadwork, antique furniture - in total more than a thousand priceless exhibits - to the Shuya Museum of Local Lore.

Ekaterina MAZUROVA.

“No one noticed the departure of Boris Novikov - the Moscow Film Festival was taking place in the capital these days”

Radner Muratov, the same Vasily Alibabaevich from the movie “Gentlemen of Fortune,” also, as it turned out, did not deserve a worthy farewell. He died in 2004. His refuge is a low slab of black stone, dug into the ground of the Nikolo-Arkhangelsk cemetery. Getting to the grave is not easy. The area where the actor is buried is on the outskirts of the churchyard. This place is not even indicated on the cemetery map.


There is no one to visit Muratov. For the last ten years, he lived as a hermit in his wretched apartment without furniture, his bed was replaced by the front door, which he removed from its hinges, the actor ate in a canteen for the homeless, and squandered his pension in slot machines. Shortly before his death, he was struck down by Alzheimer's disease and ended up in a psychiatric clinic, where he suffered a stroke.

The actor's funeral was held in the funeral hall of the hospital. About ten people gathered at the funeral, among whom there were practically no colleagues on stage...

There was no place in the elite cemetery for the actor, who has about 150 roles to his credit. Boris Novikov died in 1997. He was buried on the outskirts of the Danilovsky cemetery. For the last 20 years, the actor suffered from diabetes, which is why he left the theater. The pitiful pension was not enough not only for medicine, but even for food. Novikov’s wife, in the hope of prolonging the actor’s life, asked the Union of Cinematographers to give in advance the money owed to him for the funeral. The entire amount was spent long before the actor’s death. Almost no one noticed the departure of Boris Novikov - the Moscow Film Festival was taking place in the capital these days.

Nikolai Parfenov - Valera from Afonya. This actor has hundreds of paintings in his arsenal, and he is buried far from his colleagues in the workshop - at the Khimki cemetery. There is no commemorative photograph on the gravestone. Only the names of five people—Parfenov’s relatives—were knocked out.

In recent years, the actor has eked out a miserable existence. After the death of his wife, his adopted children took all the valuables out of his apartment - leaving only the old sofa for the old man. Parfenov died at home on January 7, 1999. The actor was buried by his own sister on a modest pension. Not only the Mossovet Theater, where Parfenov worked for many years, but even his neighbors did not know about his death. Parfenov was cremated at the Khovanskoye cemetery. My sister took the urn with the ashes home. I hoped that maybe cultural figures would remember Parfenov and want to say goodbye. But no one remembered him. A few months later, the woman buried the urn at the Khovanskoye cemetery. Now Nikolai Parfenov, his mother and three sisters rest in one grave...

Valentina KARAVAEVA.

“The monument is in terrible condition, the portrait on the stone has been erased, the photograph has faded...”

Recently, fans of St. Petersburg actor Alexander Romantsov tried to raise money for a worthy monument to their beloved actor. But things are still there. At the Northern Cemetery of St. Petersburg, on Romantsov’s grave there is a bare slab. He died several years ago. TV channels did not report his death, not a single line was written in the newspapers. The reason for this is clear - shortly before his death, his wife’s ex-husband accused Romantsov of pedophilia in relation to his 5-year-old stepdaughter. Litigation undermined the actor’s health. The scandalous story did not end with anything, and Romantsov lost his legs as a result of the public uproar. He died soon after. None of the actor's friends came to say goodbye to him.

Gottlieb Roninson, a great comedian, died in 1991. He was buried at the Vvedensky cemetery. At the burial site there is a stone with two surnames - the actor and his mother. He died at the age of 73 in his own apartment from a stroke, having managed to call his neighbors - housing office workers. When the ambulance arrived, the housing office employees began tasting the collection of rare wines that the actor had collected all his life. After the body was taken away, the housemates literally removed everything from Roninson's apartment overnight, down to the rugs and light bulbs.

In 2004, Klara Rumyanova passed away - her ashes rest in the columbarium at the Donskoye Cemetery. The hare from “Well, wait a minute!”, Cheburashka, and the bear cub Umka speak in the voice of this woman. The organization of the actress's funeral was handled by the Screen Actors Guild. There was no one else to bury her.

“Rumyanova has relatives in Nizhny Novgorod,” employees of the Screen Actors Guild told us. “None of them took part in the funeral process, but the next day they began to demand from us documents for the deceased’s three-room apartment and the remaining savings books. None of them was interested in where the famous relative was buried.

Olga BGAN.

Without the help of necropolisists, the grave of Anatoly Kubatsky, Yagupop 77th from the “Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors,” would have sunk into oblivion. The actor is buried at the Pyatnitskoye cemetery. He died in loneliness and oblivion, rested among relatives - there is no photograph on the slab, no dates of birth and death, and Kubatsky’s occupation is not indicated.

It is not easy to find the grave of Alexei Fomkin, who played Kolya Gerasimov in the film “Guest from the Future.” He died on February 24, 1996. Burned alive in his own house. He was buried at the Ulybyshevo cemetery, near Vladimir. It was there that he lived in recent years. He was 26 years old.

Gennady Frolov - Sasha Stameskin from the film “Tomorrow there was a war”, Ivan Tsarevich - “We sat on the golden porch”. The actor died on January 27, 1990 in the city of Elektrostal. He was 28 years old. Frolov was buried in the village of Kazanskoye, Pavlovo-Posad district. In January 1990, Gennady, while filming another film, contracted bilateral pneumonia. On January 27, I went to filming with a temperature of 40.2. He felt bad. At the first aid station, Frolov was refused help and sent to the clinic at his place of residence. Returning to Elektrostal, Gennady was only able to reach his house, where he soon died.

Gennady FROLOV.

FROM THE REPORT OF A NECROPOLIST: “On September 12, 2009, we went to look for the grave of Gennady Frolov. We reached the churchyard. The head of the cemetery could not help us; it turned out that until 2000 they did not keep records of burials. Apparently, the dead were simply brought to the cemetery and buried. We wandered between the fences, came out onto a wide road going through the cemetery, and searched there. Nothing. We continued our search in the old, wooded part of the cemetery. Having walked a little forward, I became interested in the monument to the right of the path. He turned around and came closer. The inscription was hard to read. First I saw the letter “F”, followed by “R”... - “Frolov”. Have you really found it? - “Gennady Mikhailovich.” The dates are also the same. Yes, this is his grave. The monument is in terrible condition, the portrait on the stone has been erased, the photograph has faded. It’s not surprising that my colleague, who was combing this part of the cemetery, did not notice the grave.”

Lyudmila Davydova - Verka the milliner from “The meeting place cannot be changed” and Natalya from “Shadows disappear at noon”. She committed suicide after being discharged from a psychiatric clinic. She has no relatives left. The actress was buried in 1996 at the Domodedovo cemetery next to her father.

FROM A NECROPOLISTER’S REPORT: “August 2011. We went in search of the grave of Lyudmila Davydova. Section 67 appeared before us like an impenetrable jungle, but for some reason I had no doubt: we would definitely find Davydov today. To make the search easier, I armed myself with a long stick to push aside the thickets on the graves. As always, to assess the size of the site, we first walked around its perimeter. There are several of us. Everyone began combing the rows, fortunately there were clear, even rows; if it had not been overgrown, they would have found the grave much faster. Lyudmila Davydova is buried next to her father, who died in 1992, by his last name - Shlyakhtur - we found Davydova’s grave. The inscription on the tombstone was barely noticeable.”

“Winter will pass, spring will come. It will get warmer. And we will go to the cemetery again. The work started must be completed. New goals and objectives will appear. I hope that there will be enough energy and time to bring the graves in need of restoration and care into proper form. Many of my friends think I'm crazy. But I’ve been working towards this for a long time, dreaming at first of putting things in order on the graves of people (anyone, not necessarily famous ones), removing garbage and leaves... Cemetery... This place only seems terrible at first. Now I understand that it’s calm there, only there you can be alone with yourself, put your head in order, get away from the eternal bustle of the capital...” (From the diary of a member of the necropolitan society.)

Abandoned graves of stars: Lyudmila Ivanova

At the Pyatnitskoye cemetery, Shurochka from “Office Romance” has a family burial place, where her parents, grandfather and grandmother are laid to rest. In 2010, the actress buried her youngest son Alexander here, and in 2011, her husband Valery Milyaev. In the fall of 2016, Lyudmila Ivanovna ended up in the family graveyard herself - she died at the age of 84 after a serious illness.

But the actress’s grave cannot be found: by 2019, the portrait of the Soviet film star at the monument to her relatives had faded and disappeared, and the plaque had also disappeared - no mention of Ivanova. In a conversation with Express Gazeta, the artist’s granddaughter explained the abandonment of the grave with plans to erect a new monument.

“When will they stage it? This fall, most likely, they will not have time. Therefore, probably in the spring. As soon as the relevant services allow. My brother Trifon is doing the sketches; he is our architect and designer,” Elizaveta said last summer.

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