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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
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)
Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian Revolution of ...more
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Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Dec. 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
Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)
Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was a Russian politician who led the Soviet Union. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the ...more
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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 48 (1958-2006)
Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist. Politkovskaya made her reputation reporting from Chechnya. Her post-1999 articles about conditions in ...more
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Anton Chekhov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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. He served on an ...more
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Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Moscow
Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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