We took the Metro--an interesting experience in itself--from our hotel to the church early on a Sunday morning. The cemetery reads like a Who's Who, especially of Russian composers like Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsokov. But writers like Borodin and famous architects are also interred here. Seeing the care for design of the grave monuments gave us a better understanding of the Russian reverence for their artists. We didn't have time to visit the church; and I'd recommend going early so you can enjoy the walk through history without interruptions from crowds of tourists.
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