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List of famous people buried in Moscow, 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 Moscow. If you're ever visiting Moscow and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

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This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Moscow?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Moscow?"

From celebrity tombs at Moscow to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Moscow. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Moscow, like what year and where the person was born.

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Joseph Stalin Died at 75 (1878-1953) 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 ...more

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Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Yuri Gagarin Died at 34 (1934-1968) 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 ...more

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Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Nikita Khrushchev Died at 77 (1894-1971) Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was a Russian politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to ...more

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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Dmitri Shostakovich Died at 69 (1906-1975) Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet ...more

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Boris Yeltsin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Boris Yeltsin Died at 76 (1931-2007) Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was a Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Originally a supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev, Yeltsin emerged ...more

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Anna Politkovskaya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Anna Politkovskaya Died at 48 (1958-2006) Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist known for her opposition to the Second Chechen War and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Politkovskaya ...more

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Anton Chekhov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Anton Chekhov Died at 44 (1860-1904) Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a playwright produced four ...more

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Sergei Eisenstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Sergei Eisenstein Died at 50 (1898-1948) Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike, ...more

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Georgy Zhukov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Georgy Zhukov Died at 78 (1896-1974) 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 ...more

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Samuil Marshak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Samuil Marshak Died at 77 (1887-1964) Samuil Yakovlevich Marshak Russian: Самуи́л Я́ковлевич Марша́к; 3 November [O.S. 22 October] 1887 – 4 July 1964 was a Russian and Soviet writer, translator and children's poet. He translated the ...more

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Vladimir Mayakovsky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Vladimir Mayakovsky Died at 37 (1893-1930) Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was a Russian and Soviet poet, playwright, artist and stage and film actor. 1913-1917 saw Mayakovsky's rise to fame as a leader of the Russian Futurist ...more

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Vyacheslav Molotov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Vyacheslav Molotov Died at 96 (1890-1986) Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov was a Soviet politician and diplomat, an Old Bolshevik, and a leading figure in the Soviet government from the 1920s, when he rose to power as a ...more

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John Reed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
John Reed Died at 33 (1887-1920) 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. ...more

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Mikhail Bulgakov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Mikhail Bulgakov Died at 49 (1891-1940) Mikhaíl Afanasyevich Bulgakov was a Russian writer and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, which has been ...more

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Nikolai Gogol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Nikolai Gogol Died at 43 (1809-1852) Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer of Ukrainian ethnicity. Russian and Ukrainian scholars debate whether or not Gogol was of their respective ...more

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Nâzım Hikmet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Nâzım Hikmet Died at 61 (1902-1963) Nâzım Hikmet Ran, commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet was a Turkish poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director and memoirist. He was acclaimed for the "lyrical flow of his ...more

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Alexandra Kollontai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Alexandra Kollontai Died at 80 (1872-1952) Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai was a Russian Communist revolutionary, first as a member of the Mensheviks, then from 1914 on as a Bolshevik. In 1923, Kollontai was appointed Soviet Ambassador ...more

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Andrei Gromyko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Andrei Gromyko Died at 80 (1909-1989) Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko was a Soviet statesman during the Cold War. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. Gromyko was responsible ...more

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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy Died at 62 (1883-1945) Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian and Soviet writer who wrote in many genres but specialized in science fiction and historical novels. During World War II, ...more

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Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov Died at 89 (1905-1994) Major General Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov was a Soviet Russian composer, and, from 1946 to 1986, the second head of the Alexandrov Ensemble which was founded by his father, Alexander ...more

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Faina Ranevskaya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Faina Ranevskaya Died at 88 (1896-1984) Faina Georgievna Ranevskaya is recognized as one of the greatest Soviet actresses in both tragedy and comedy. She was also famous for her aphorisms. She acted in plays by Anton Chekhov, ...more

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Alfred Schnittke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Alfred Schnittke Died at 64 (1934-1998) Alfred Schnittke was a Soviet and Russian composer. Schnittke's early music shows the strong influence of Dmitri Shostakovich. He developed a polystylistic technique in works such as the epic ...more

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Artem Mikoyan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Artem Mikoyan Died at 65 (1905-1970) Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan was a Soviet aircraft designer of Armenian descent. In partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich he designed many of the famous MiG military aircraft.

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Aleksandr Ptushko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Aleksandr Ptushko Died at 73 (1900-1973) Aleksandr Lukich Ptushko is a Soviet animation and fantasy film director, and Meritorious Artist of the RSFSR. Ptushko is frequently referred to as "the Soviet Walt Disney," due to his ...more

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Konstantin Rokossovsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Konstantin Rokossovsky Died at 72 (1896-1968) Konstantin Konstantinovich Rokossovsky was a Soviet officer of Polish and Belarusian origin who became a Marshal of the Soviet Union, a Marshal of Poland and served as Poland's Defence Minister. ...more

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Constantin Stanislavski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Constantin Stanislavski Died at 75 (1863-1938) Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky was a Russian actor and theatre director. The Stanislavsky system has had a pervasive influence, especially in the period after World War II. Stanislavsky ...more

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Sergey Ilyushin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Sergey Ilyushin Died at 83 (1894-1977) Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin was a Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Ilyushin aircraft design bureau.

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Sergey Mikhalkov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Sergey Mikhalkov Died at 96 (1913-2009) Sergey Vladimirovich Mikhalkov was a Soviet and Russian author of children's books and satirical fables who had the opportunity to write the lyrics of his country's national anthem on three ...more

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Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow Died at 79 (1929-2008) Patriarch Alexy II was the 15th Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus', the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. Elected Patriarch of Moscow eighteen months prior to the fall of the Soviet Union, ...more

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Andrei Tupolev is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Andrei Tupolev Died at 84 (1888-1972) Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev was a pioneering Soviet aircraft designer. During his career, he designed and oversaw the design of more than 100 types of aircraft, some of which set 78 world ...more

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Artyom Borovik is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Artyom Borovik Died at 40 (1960-2000) Artyom Genrikhovich Borovik was a prominent Russian journalist and media magnate. He was the son of a Soviet journalist, Genrikh Borovik, who worked for many years as a foreign correspondent in ...more

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Sergei Bondarchuk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Sergei Bondarchuk Died at 74 (1920-1994) Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk was a Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Mikhail Yanshin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Mikhail Yanshin Died at 74 (1902-1976) Mikhail Yanshin was an actor.

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Raisa Gorbacheva is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Raisa Gorbacheva Died at 67 (1932-1999) Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva was the wife of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. She raised funds for the preservation of Russian cultural heritage, fostering of new talent, and treatment programs ...more

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Valeriy Priyomykhov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Valeriy Priyomykhov Died at 57 (1943-2000) Valeriy Priyomykhov was a Soviet and Russian actor, film director, screenwriter and author.

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Galina Ulanova is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Galina Ulanova Died at 88 (1910-1998) Galina Sergeyevna Ulánova was a Russian ballet dancer. She is frequently cited as being one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century.

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Vissarion Shebalin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Vissarion Shebalin Died at 61 (1902-1963) Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin was a Soviet composer.

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Yevgeny Leonov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Yevgeny Leonov Died at 68 (1926-1994) Yevgeny Pavlovich Leonov was a famous Russian/Soviet actor who played main parts in several of the most famous Soviet films. Called "one of Russia's best-loved actors", he also ...more

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Nadezhda Alliluyeva is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Nadezhda Alliluyeva Died at 31 (1901-1932) Nadezhda Sergeevna Alliluyeva was the second wife of Joseph Stalin.

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Anatoli Papanov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Anatoli Papanov Died at 65 (1922-1987) Anatoli Dmitrievich Papanov was a popular Soviet film and theatre actor. Papanov starred in some of the best and well-known Soviet films, often together with his friend, Andrei Mironov. Mostly ...more

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Alexander Bakulev is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Alexander Bakulev Died at 77 (1890-1967) Aleksandr Nikolayevich Bakulev was a Soviet surgeon, one of the founders of cardiovascular surgery in the USSR. Born in Nevenikovskaya into a peasant family which belonged to the old Vyatka clan ...more

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Aleksei Gribov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Aleksei Gribov Died at 75 (1902-1977) Aleksei Gribov was an actor.

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Grigory Landsberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Grigory Landsberg Died at 67 (1890-1957) Grigory Samuilovich Landsberg was a Soviet physicist. Grigory S. Landsberg is a co-discoverer of inelastic combinatorial scattering of light used now in Raman spectroscopy. His major scientific ...more

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Mikhail Zharov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Mikhail Zharov Died at 82 (1899-1981) Mikhail Ivanovich Zharov was a Soviet actor. He studied under the prominent director Theodore Komisarjevsky and debuted in Yakov Protazanov's Aelita. Later he became a Protazanov regular, ...more

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Nikolai Bulganin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Nikolai Bulganin Died at 80 (1895-1975) Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin was a prominent Soviet politician, who served as Minister of Defence and Premier of the Soviet Union.

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Igor Ilyinsky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Igor Ilyinsky Died at 86 (1901-1987) Igor Vladimirovich Ilyinsky was a famous Russian film and stage actor, director and comedian.

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Boris Chirkov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Boris Chirkov Died at 81 (1901-1982) Boris Petrovich Chirkov was a Soviet actor. He appeared in 50 films between 1928 and 1975. In 1941, he was awarded the Stalin Prize; in 1975, he was awarded the Hero of Socialist Labour.

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Iosif Tolchanov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Iosif Tolchanov Died at 90 (1891-1981) Iosif Tolchanov is an actor.

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Galina Brezhneva is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Galina Brezhneva Died at 69 (1929-1998) Galina Leonidovna Brezhneva was the daughter of Soviet politician and longtime General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev and Viktoria Brezhneva.

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Nikolai Gritsenko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Nikolai Gritsenko Died at 67 (1912-1979) Nikolai Olimpievich Gritsenko was a Soviet actor of Russian-Ukrainian heritage. He appeared in 33 films between 1942 and 1978. Gritsenko also was member of the Vakhtangov Theatre company in ...more