The Crypts of Smolensk
Once I did a post about burial crypts that have come down to us since the times of Tsarist Russia. There are very few such places, and as a rule, they are in a very neglected state. I remember one of the guests of the magazine expressed his surprise: they say, this is not typical of our culture, where are they from? That's right, crypts in our country were not very popular and, as a rule, were erected by rich and noble families. We have crypts for one kind, family or even an individual person called tombs. In addition to the noble Russian families, many foreigners, usually Catholics, lived in Russia, and they also buried their dead in crypts.
And now, walking through Smolensk, I came across a Lutheran cemetery. In the center of the cemetery there was such a nice crypt.
On the edge of the alley was another crypt.