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Russian Orthodox Cemetery

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(French: Cimetière orthodoxe de Caucade) The Russian cemetery in Nice,also known as Orthodox cemetery in Caucade is a cemetery located southwest of Nice, France .


History and description

The cemetery was established on a plot bought by Russia in 1867 on the hill of Caucade, at a time when the Russian colony had an important role in the French Riviera.

3.000 Russians, including the descendants of Russian immigrants and refugees after the October Revolution and the members of royal families were buried at the cemetery such as Galitzine, Naryshkin, Obolensky, Volkonsky, Tsereteli and Gagarin family.

The cemetery chapel is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, in honor of the patron Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsarevich of Russia died of tuberculosis in Nice.

The cemetery is open every day from 9:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00. Closed on Tuesday morning. (Bus line 8 - station Caucade).

Notables buried

  • Catherine Dolgorukov (1847-1922)
  • Dmitry Shcherbachev, (1857-1932)
  • Vladimir Golenishchev (1856-1947), Russian Egyptologist
  • Nikolai Yudenich (1862-1933)
  • Prince Romanov Rostislav Alexandrovich (1902-1978)


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