Cemeteries are not the most popular places in terms of visiting, but, probably, almost everyone came there to honor the memory of the departed, or just to look at ancient graves and fences. It is worth knowing that guarded cemeteries usually cannot be visited at any time.
Many village cemeteries can be visited any day of the week and at any time of the day. There are usually not so many people living in villages, so the vacancy of a watchman or caretaker is usually free, most often completely unnecessary. The graves are watched by relatives living nearby or coming from cities. Due to the lack of guards, the cemeteries are not closed, so if you have the desire and have the courage, you can visit the village cemeteries late in the evening and even at night.
City cemeteries are also often visited virtually at any time of the day. Even with caretakers and keepers, cemeteries in small towns often remain open at night. Of course, closer to the night, the main gate usually closes, but there are often other entrances to burial sites where there are no fences.
Some cemeteries operate on a specific schedule, but generally, opening times may vary depending on the month and region. The vast majority of cemeteries start work at 8-10 o'clock and finish at 17-19. Most of the guarded cemeteries are closed at night.
Famous cemeteries located in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other large cities, where famous people are buried, are usually guarded and work on a strict schedule. The Novodevichye Cemetery in Moscow operates from 9.00 to 17.00. Troekurovskoye cemetery is open from 9.00 to 19.00 (May-September) and from 9.00 to 17.00 (October-April). The Khovanskoye cemetery of the capital is also open from 9.00 to 17.00. You can get to the Ivanovskoye cemetery in Yekaterinburg at any time. The entrance from the side of St. John the Baptist Cathedral can be closed at night, but there is no gate on the opposite side, and you can freely enter the territory.