I took these pictures towards the end of May when my daughter came to Moscow. The cemetery is where almost anyone of importance in Russia in the last couple hundred years is buried, if they weren't royalty or, after the revolution, weren't buried in the Kremlin wall. Definitely one of my favorite places in Moscow.
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Khrushchev was the First Secretary of the Communist Party following the death of Stalin. During his years in power he attempted to correct some of the wrongs of Stalinism and lessened some of the tight controls of the Soviet State. He was eventually tossed from power by other high Party members, dieing in 1971. He was not allowed to be buried in the Kremlin Wall, like the other Soviet leaders. The grave marker itself is supposed to symbolize both the light and dark sides of Khrushchev's life and personality.
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Thank u 4 yur information as i needed it for my project on Khrushchev.!!!
r0ckness | firstname.lastname@example.org | February 09, 2007