The Tikhvin Cemetery in the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, is the resting place of some of Russia's greatest minds.
Mikhail Glinka 
Alexander Dargomyzhsky 
Alexander Glazunov 
☞ COMPOSER: PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
☞ COMPOSERS: THE MIGHTY HANDFUL or THE FIVE
(Balakirev, Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov)
CÉSAR CUI (1835-1918)
César Cui offered to the hospitalized Mussorgsky a sumptuous dressing gown, which was immortalized in Repin's famous portrait of the composer of Boris Godunov.
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908)
ALEXANDER BORODIN (1833-1887) 
MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881)
"SASHA & MODYA"
Related topic: Personal favourites in State Russian Museum.
Alexander Ivanov 
Shishkin & Kramskoi
Related topic: Portrait of Shishkin by Kramskoi in State Russian Museum.
☞ SCIENTISTS 
LEONARD EULER (1707-1783) 
Euler loved the city on the Neva. Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, he spent more than thirty years in St. Petersburg, from 1727 to 1741, and from 1766 until the end.
Image from Fyodor Dostoevsky Literary Memorial Museum. Background photos by myself: (left) Lake (1899-1900), Isaac Levitan, State Russian Museum; (right) State Hermitage Museum & the Neva.
□ The City on the Neva
□ Canals and Bridges
□ Noble Spirits (you are currently on this page)
□ The Idiot and Poor Folk
□ Peterhof, Pavlovsk, Repino
□ The Rest is Silence