Cathedral of the Archangel and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral (Burial sites of Russian monarchs)


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The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located inside the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is the first and oldest landmark in St. Petersburg, built between 1712 and 1733 on Hare Island along the Neva River.
The cathedral houses the remains of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family, who were finally laid to rest in July 1998.

Tombs inside the cathedral

Tombstones marking the burial of Tsar Nicholas II and his family in St. Catherine's Chapel.

The Cathedral of the Archangel is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Archangel Michael. It is located in Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin in Russia between the Great Kremlin Palace and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower. It was the main necropolis of the tsars of Russia until the relocation of the capital to St. Petersburg.

Members of the Russian Imperial Family buried in this location:
  • Alexis I (1629–1676)
  • Dmitry Donskoy (1350–1389)
  • Feodor I ("the Blessed", 1557–1598)
  • Feodor III (1661–1682)
  • Ivan I of Moscow (Ivan Kalita, 1288–1340/41)
  • Ivan II of Moscow ("the Fair", 1326–1359)
  • Ivan III ("the Great", 1440–1505)
  • Ivan IV ("the Terrible", 1530–1584)
  • Ivan V (1666–1696)
  • Michael I (1596–1645)
  • Peter II (1715–1730)
  • Simeon of Moscow ("the Proud", 1317–1353)
  • Vasily I of Moscow (1371–1425)
  • Vasily II of Moscow ("the Blind", 1415–1462)
  • Vasili III (1479–1533)
  • Vasili IV (c. 1552 – 1612)
  • Yury of Zvenigorod (1374–1434)
 
Both of of those cathedrals were lucky to have survived the Bolsheviks ,many other churches and Monasteries/Convents were not so fortunate.
 
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