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List of famous people buried in Kremlin Wall Necropolis, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Kremlin Wall Necropolis. If you're ever visiting Kremlin Wall Necropolis and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

List features people like Joseph Stalin and Yuri Gagarin.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Kremlin Wall Necropolis?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Kremlin Wall Necropolis?"

From celebrity tombs at Kremlin Wall Necropolis to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Kremlin Wall Necropolis. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Kremlin Wall Necropolis, like what year and where the person was born.
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Kremlin Wall Necropolis
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Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian Revolution of 1917, Stalin was appointed general secretary of the party's Central Committee in 1922. He subsequently managed to consolidate power following the 1924 death of Vladimir Lenin through suppressing Lenin's criticisms and expanding the functions of his role, all the while eliminating any opposition. He remained general secretary until the post was abolished in 1952, concurrently serving as the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1941 onward. Under Stalin's rule, the concept of "Socialism in One ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1878-1953)

Birthplace: Gori, Georgia

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Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Kremlin Wall Necropolis
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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Russian Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation's highest honour. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew to the Soyuz 1 mission. Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow, which was later named after him. Gagarin died in 1968 when the MiG-15 training jet he was piloting crashed. ...more

Age: Died at 34 (1934-1968)

Birthplace: Klushino, Russia

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#20 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Georgy Zhukov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Kremlin Wall Necropolis
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Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, was a Soviet career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War II, played the most pivotal role in leading the Red Army drive through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the Soviet Union and other nations from the occupation of the Axis Powers and, ultimately, to conquer Berlin. He is the most decorated general officer in the history of the Soviet Union and Russia. Amongst many notable generals in World War II, Zhukov was placed at the top due to the number and scale of victories, and his talent in operational and strategic command was recognized by many people. Many famous military leaders in the world such as Bernard Montgomery and Dwight D. ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1896-1974)

Birthplace: Zhukov, Kaluga Oblast, Russia

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John Reed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Kremlin Wall Necropolis
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John Silas "Jack" Reed was an American journalist, poet, and socialist activist, best remembered for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days That Shook the World. He was married to writer and feminist Louise Bryant. Reed died in Russia in 1920, and was buried at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis. ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1887-1920)

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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