The cemetery is located in the former village of Troyekurovo on the western edge of Moscow, which derives its name from the Troyekurov princely family, a branch of the Rurikid House of Yaroslavl, that owned the village in the 17th century. Troyekurovskoye Cemetery includes the Church of Saint Nicholas, built by Prince Troyekurov in 1699-1704, which was closed during the Soviet era but reopened in 1991.
Troyekurovskoye Cemetery is administered as a branch of the Novodevichy Cemetery, and is the resting place of numerous notable Russian and Soviet figures.
Notable people buried at the Troyekurovskoye Cemetery
- Nina Alisova, Russian actress.
- Gennady Bachinsky, Russian radio talk show host and producer.
- Grigory Baklanov, Russian writer.
- Viktor Bortsov, Soviet/Russian theatrical and cinema actor.
- Galina Dzhugashvili, Russian translator of French.
- Semyon Farada, Russian actor.
- Konstantin Feoktistov, Russian cosmonaut.
- Vladislav Galkin, Russian film actor.
- Vasily Grossman, Soviet-era writer and journalist
- Natalya Gundareva, Russian actress.
- Roman Abelevich Kachanov, Russian animator.
- Dmitry Kholodov, journalist of the Russian newspaper Moskovskij Komsomolets, killed as he was investigating alleged corruption among high ranks of the Russian military.
- Elem Klimov, Soviet Russian film director.
- Vyacheslav Kochemasov, diplomat
- Andrey Kozlov, was the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation from 1997 to 1999 and again in 2002 to 2006.
- Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet, translator, and publisher.
- Sergei P. Kurdyumov, specialist in mathematical physics, mathematical modeling, plasma physics, complexity studies and synergetics.
- Mikhail Lapshin, President of the Altai Republic in Russia from 2002 to 2006.
- Yuri Levada, Russiansociologist and politologist.
- Alexander Lenkov, Russian film, stage and voice actor.
- Georgy Millyar, Russian film actor.
- Vyacheslav Nevinny, Russian actor.
- Anna Politkovskaya, murdered Russian journalist, author and human rights activist well known for her opposition to the Chechen conflict and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress. (1951-2008)
- Pavel Popovich, the 8th person in space.
- Anatoly Pristavkin, Russian writer.
- Yuli Raizman, Russian film director.
- Boris Rybakov, Soviet archaeologist and historian.
- Nikolay Rybnikov, Russian film actor.
- Genrikh Sapgir, Russian poet.
- Daniil Shafran, Jewish Russian cellist.
- Natalia Shvedova, Russian lexicographer.
- Sergei Suponev, TV host. (1965-2003)
- Valentina Tolkunova, Russian singer.
- Yevgeny Vesnik, Russian actor.
- Boris Zakhoder, Russian children's writer.
- Sergey Zalygin, Russian novelist.
- Yelena Mukhina, Soviet Gymnast. (1960-2006)
Public and political figures
- Viktor Chebrikov, Soviet Union spy and head of the KGB from 1982 to 1988.
- Vitaly Fedorchuk, Ukrainian Soviet administrator. He was chairman of the KGB in 1982. He then became the Soviet interior minister from 1982 until 1986.
- Boris Fyodorov, Russian economist, politician, and reformer.
- Andrei Kirilenko, leading official of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s.
- Gennady Kolbin, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakh SSR
- Nikolay Kruchina, top Soviet communist official, the administrator of affairs of the Central Committee
- Vladimir Kryuchkov, Soviet politician and Communist Party member, dismissed in 1991 for his role in the failed coup against Gorbachev.
- Pyotr Latyshev, Presidential Envoy to Urals Federal District, Russia.
- Yuri Maslyukov, the last Gosplan chairman.
- Boris Nemtsov, Russian opposition politician.
- Boris Pugo, Latvian Communist political figure.
- Vladimir Semichastny, Chief of the KGB from November 1961 to April 1967.
- Georgy Shakhnazarov, Soviet politician and political scientist
- Anatoliy Tyazhlov, Russian politician who served as the Governor of Moscow Oblast from 1991 until 2000.
- Alexander Yakovlev, Russian economist, chief of party ideology, sometimes called the "godfather of glasnost"
- Gennady Yanayev, the only Vice President of the Soviet Union
- Timur Apakidze, Russian major general, deputy commander of naval aviation and Hero of the Russian Federation.
- Sergei Akhromeyev, Hero of the Soviet Union (1982), Marshal of the Soviet Union (1983).
- Vasily Dzhugashvili, General, son of Joseph Stalin and his second wife, Nadezhda Alliluyeva.
- Lev Rokhlin, Lieutenant-General in the Soviet and Russian armies.
- Igor Sergeyev, Defense Minister of the Russian Federation from 1997 until 2001. He was the first and as of 2008 the only Marshal of the Russian Federation.
- Valentin Varennikov, Soviet General of the Army, Hero of the Soviet Union
- Mikhail Vodopianov, Soviet aircraft pilot, one of the first Heroes of the Soviet Union, and a Major General of the Soviet Air Force.
- Galaktion Alpaidze, Soviet Lieutenant General and first director of the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
- Mikhail Zaitsev, Soviet General of the Army, Hero of the Soviet Union
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