The New Maiden Convent IMG_1421 is one of the city's most beautiful architectural ensembles with a long history behind its toothed walls. Founded as a fortress in the south of Moscow it gradually became a place of political activity. This is where Boric Godunov was elected the Russian ruler in the turbulent Time of Troubles. Since the 17th century it was the place of seclusion for Tsarinas and other noble women thus becoming the richest convent in Russia.

The adjacent New Maiden Cemetery is Moscow's most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin wall, containing the tombs of Chekhov, Shostakovich, Stanislavsky, Khrushchev, Gromyko, Molotov, Raisa Gorbachev and others.

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New Maiden Convent New Maiden Convent Above the Pond Tower
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Above the Gate Church Bush's Ducks  


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