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Death’s Garden: Lenin’s Mausoleum

by Melodie Bolt In January 1988, I stood in Red Square with thirty American college students watching Lenin’s Honor Guard change. The replacement soldiers exited the Kremlin gate and moved parallel to the Kremlin wall. The duo marched in long … Continue reading

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Lovely Photos of a Bygone Era

Carved Memories: Heritage in Stone from the Russian Jewish Pale by David Goberman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Robert Pinsky’s introduction to this collection of David Goberman’s gravestone photography is poetic and devastating. Pinsky speaks of these gravestones as … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #121: Lenin’s Tomb

The Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin Red Square Moscow, Russia Founded: 1924 Number of interments: 1 Open: Information varies across the web. It looks like your best bet is to visit Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #120: Fort Ross Graveyard

Fort Ross State Historic Park 19005 Coast Highway 1 Jenner, California 95450 Telephone: 707-847-3286 Founded: circa 1812 Size: unknown Number of interments: 131 or more The fort is open: Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #119: San Francisco’s Russian Hill

Russian Hill Vallejo between Taylor and Jones Streets San Francisco, California Founded: early 1800s? Size: 1 acre remaining Number of interments: unknown Open: always In the earliest days of the town of San Francisco, non-Catholic people were often buried where … Continue reading

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