name the cemetery was used to give eternal rest regardless of the dead person’s
race. The cemetery was probably named after the street nearby and initially served for
burying victims of epidemics. Some time thereafter it became used for burying
eminent and ordinary citizens of the city. Some mass graves from the times of
the World War I can be found here. Now the Russian Cemetery has been officially
recognized a historic monument.
In the end XIX
– beginning XX century Chernivtsi was a multinational and multiconfessional
city, its population included Ukrainians, Russians, Rumanians, Moldavians, the
German, Poles, Hungarians and some other nations. This can be well traced
through epitaphs in different languages. Many gravestones have craftsperson’s
name. Now the cemetery has graves from three centuries.
cemetery has many beautiful sculptures.
GALLERY (click photos to enlarge)
Alley with graves of Austrian army soldiers died during the World War I. The text says: "Here are resting soldiers of Caesar's Royal Army"
The text: "Austrian Black Cross - City of Chernivtsi, 1996"
Catholic and Orthodox croses
The stone between the crosses
The monument to and graves of Soviet soldiers who died fighting Nazis when liberating the city in 1944
A closer vies
That war cost a number of lives...
Tribute to the Red Army
Cemetery view from the right front corner
A tomb from the time between the two Wars
Let's have a closer look
A family burial vault with graves from end XIX - early XX centuries
Some tombs look like a piece of art
A general view from the left front corner (Zelena st.)
Graves in the central part of the cemetery