Russian Cemetery

Joliet

Joliet's Russian Cemetery is small, less than a city block in size. It has a strongly Eastern character, with most of the monuments featuring inscriptions in the Cyrillic alphabet, and crosses of the Eastern Orthodox style.

The elaborate entrance gate has an unusual feature: a small inner gate, such that one must stoop to enter, perhaps to remind visitors to be humble.

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Gate

Crucifix

Looking East

Overgrown section

Orange Flowers

Dimich

Samusevich

Broken Branch

Gate from Inside

Gate
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