One of the most famous cemeteries not only in Moscow, but also in Russia is Vagankovskoye. It is located in the northwest of the capital. The cemetery appeared in 1771 near the village of Novoye Vagankovo. Subsequently, many famous people were buried at the Vagankovskoye cemetery.
Vladimir Ivanovich Dahl
Vladimir Ivanovich Dal was born on November 22, 1801 in the Yekaterinoslav governorate, and died on October 4, 1872. Of the 70 years of his life, this doctor, scientist, writer and lexicographer devoted most of his life to compiling the "Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language." Vladimir Dal knew at least 12 languages, understood the Turkic languages well and was recognized by modern science as one of the first Turkologists. Throughout his life, he collected folklore. The songs he heard from various people and subsequently recorded, he gave to the writer Pyotr Kireevsky, and the fairy tales - to Alexander Afanasyev. The collection of popular prints by Vladimir Dahl became the property of the Imperial Public Library.
Dahl's father was Dane. Johan Christian von Dahl took Russian citizenship in 1799 and took a Russian name - Ivan Matveyevich Dahl. He studied languages and was engaged in linguistics, worked in St. Petersburg as a court librarian. He graduated from the medical faculty in Jena and became a doctor in Russia. From the marriage with Maria Khristoforovna Freytag, four sons were born. World famous linguist Vladimir Dal was the eldest.
Buried at the Vagankovskoye cemetery: poet and performer Vladimir Vysotsky, journalist Vladislav Listyev, ballet dancer Maris Liepa, hockey player Anatoly Tarasov
Vladimir received his primary education from his parents. Since childhood, he loved to read, and therefore knew much more than his peers. At the age of 13, he became a student of the St. Petersburg Naval Cadet Corps, after which he served as a midshipman in the navy. In 1826, Dahl entered the medical faculty of the University of Dorpat and earned his living teaching Russian to foreigners. Two years later, studies had to be interrupted due to the Russian-Turkish war. Vladimir Dal takes the exams for a doctor of medicine and a doctor of surgery ahead of schedule and goes to the front. As a writer, Vladimir Dal is known under the pseudonym Kazak Lugansky
Dahl's lifelong work is his Explanatory Dictionary, which is well known to every linguist. It took 53 years to compile it. For the first edition of the Dictionary, its creator is awarded the Constantine Medal of the Imperial Geographical Society.
Sergey Alexandrovich Yesenin
Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin was born on September 21, 1895 in the village of Konstantinovo, Ryazan province. He is known as a great Russian poet, whom many researchers rank among the representatives of the new peasant poetry, as well as among the followers of Imagism.
From 1904 to 1909, Yesenin studied at the Konstantinovsky Zemstvo School, and then until 1912 at a closed church teacher's school in Spas-Klepiki. Then he moved to Moscow, got a job, first in a butcher's shop, and then in a printing house. A year later he became a volunteer at the historical and philosophical department of the Moscow City People's University.
For the first time, the poems of Sergei Yesenin were published in the magazine "Mirok" in 1914. In 1915, Yesenin moved to Petrograd, showed his work to Blok, Gorodetsky and some other poets. In January 1916 he was called up for military service, but the patronage of famous friends allows him to serve as an orderly on the Tsarskoye Selo ambulance train No. 143, which was supervised by the emperor's wife herself. During this period, Yesenin became close to the new peasant poets and published his first collection "Radunitsa".
Buried at the Vagankovskoye cemetery: figure skaters Stanislav Zhuk and Sergei Grinkov, football player Lev Yashin, director Grigory Chukhrai, scientist Kliment Timiryazev, artist Vasily Surikov
In 1917, the poet married Zinaida Reich, but after 3 years he left the family, and in 1921 he was officially divorced. His ex-wife remains with her daughter Tatyana and son Konstantin, the children were subsequently adopted by Meyerhold.
In 1918-1920, Yesenin became an active participant in the Moscow circle of imagists and, under the influence of their ideas, published the collections "Treryadnitsa", "Confessions of a Hooligan", "Brawler's Poems", "Moscow Tavern" and the poem "Pugachev".
In the fall of 1921, Yesenin meets the jubilant Isadora Duncan, whom he marries a few months later. The newlyweds travel to Europe, but upon their return to Russia, their marriage to Duncan falls apart. In the 1920s, Yesenin writes a lot, publishes and sells books, travels. In 1925, friends agree to place him in a neuropsychiatric clinic at Moscow University, as they fear for the poet's health and life. Whether the man was really sick or whether his celebrity was to blame remains unknown. On December 23 of the same year, Yesenin left the clinic, went to Leningrad, where he took a room at the Angleterre Hotel. On December 28 he was found hanged there.
Sergei Yesenin was buried on December 31 at the Vagankovsky cemetery.
Andrey Alexandrovich Mironov
Andrei Alexandrovich Mironov is a famous Soviet actor, singer, TV presenter, director and screenwriter. On March 7, 1941, the son of Andryusha was born into the family of famous artists Alexander Menaker and Maria Mironova, however, the date of March 8 is indicated in his birth certificate. In 1948, Andrei Menaker entered the first grade of the Moscow male school №170. In 1950, the parents decide to change the child's surname to the mother's. In 1952, the boy was already trying to act in films. His role in Sadko was not successful, and director Alexander Ptushko rejected the future great artist. Andrey plays in the school theater, and then in the studio at the Central Children's Theater. In 1958, Mironov entered the theater school. Shchukin, and two years later got a role in the film "And if this is love?" In June 1962, Andrei Mironov began serving at the Moscow Satire Theater, to which he remained faithful for a quarter of a century. The actor receives many offers to act in films, some of which he accepts. "Three plus two", "My little brother", "Beware of the car" and many others come out on the screens. Andrei Mironov is torn between filming a movie and working in the theater, tours a lot, participates in national teams and solo creative evenings and meetings with spectators.
Actors are buried at the Vagankovskoye cemetery: Mikhail Kononov, Georgy Vitsin, Oleg Dal, Tamara Nosova, Mikhail Pugovkin, Vitaly Solomin, Leonid Filatov, Georgy Yumatov, Spartak Mishulin, Evgeny Dvorzhetsky and others
On June 15, 1987, the actor takes his last appearance on the stage of the Theater of Satire, which has become his home, on August 13 he gives a recital in Riga, and on August 14 he takes to the stage of the Riga theater in the play "Crazy Day, or The Marriage of Figaro". Without finishing the last scene, Andrei Mironov loses consciousness and two days later dies of extensive cerebral hemorrhage. On August 20, 1987, the famous actor was buried at the Vagankovsky cemetery. The grave of Andrei Mironov has been one of the most frequently visited for many years.