Federal Military Memorial Cemetery

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The Federal Military Memorial Cemetery (Russian: Федеральное Военное Мемориальное Кладбище) is a cemetery that is being built in north-west Moscow, Russia. The cemetery has several alleys. The main alley will comprise 30 tombs.

The cemetery has been opened on 21 June 2013 in the Russian Day of Remebrance.

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After the fall of the Soviet Union, there were many people who claimed it's needed to relocate the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, since it ruins the old style of the Moscow Kremlin.

The concept of a national cemetery was resurrected in the early 1990s by a state-owned body called Mosproject-4. The designer Alexander Taranin said he wanted to "create a minimalistic cemetery that gave a quiet and honest reflection of Russia".

Design[edit]

According to the British Daily Telegraph The cemetery will be a testament to extravagance, a piece of architectural monumentalism intended to reflect the glory of a resurgent Russia. Drawings show that the 132-acre (0.53 km2) site will feature obelisks, golden statues of figures from Russia's past and friezes of workers in heroic poses.[1] The cemetery will be richly adorned, using red and grey granite together with bronze.

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Coordinates: 55°55′38″N 37°40′31″E / 55.92722°N 37.67528°E / 55.92722; 37.67528