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Offline TulinnDon

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The Russian Cemetery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:30:17 AM »
Who is buried in this cemetery ?
When, why and how ?
Is it a military cemetery ?
How is it possible to have information : photos of the tomb, the inscriptions on the tomb (birth date, death date) ?
Who is paying for the Russian tombs in this cemetery ?
All these questions because the answers will help me for genealogical questions.
Je cherche l'histoire de ce cimetière russe où 'serait' enterrée la grand-mère russe de mon mari.
Thank you.
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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 06:49:35 PM »
The Russian Orthodox Church in Athens is Sotira Lykodimou. It was Byzantine, restored by Tsar Alexander II c1850s for the Russian community in Athens and Queen Olga former Grand Duchess contributed as cultural centre. There is a cemetery attached as recently was a remembrance ceremony at the grave of Elim Demidov who was Russian diplomat in Athens 1912-1917. You can try telephoning the church to redirect to the cemetery archives:

Sotira Lykodimou
Filellinon 21 (near Syntagma)
Phone: 210 3231090

Ναός Σωτήρα του Λυκοδήμου
Φιλελλήνων 21

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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 02:26:54 AM »
Thank you Joanna.
I call them and tell you later.

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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008, 01:03:12 PM »
Thanks TulinnDon for letting us know what information you find as I do not return to Mykonos yet. I have passed the church many times through years but as my family is buried in Greek Orthodox I never thought to find out who was buried there from pre-revolutionary times. It is surprise I find of Elim Demidov just as a few years ago I found of Grand Duchess Olga A. here in Canada.

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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 08:34:33 AM »
Hello Joanna,

Since yesterday I try to phone at the number you wrote above this message. No success.
Have you the possibility to controll this number, if it has changed.
From France, I must dial :
00 30 1(for Athens) + 7numbers.

With your help, I am so near of my research !
Ok step by step !
Thank you so much.

The church is very beautiful. I have seen it on a site, by Google - and so old - constructed in 1031 !


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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 11:13:45 AM »
TulinnDon, did you try telephone number as?
00 30 1 3231090

You can also contact Dioceses Bishop over Greece:
Bishop Ambroise in Vevey Suisse
Tel  21 - 9218463
Diocesan Administration in Geneve Suisse
Tel: 22 - 3464709

I hope this will help.
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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 06:02:04 PM »
Hi Joanna,

Off Topic:
Forgive me for going OT but you said you discovered that Olga Alexandrovna lived in Canada.
There is a monument to her north of Toronto, I think in Barrie, Ontario.  Did you know of its existance?  Have you ever come across a picture of it?  If so, could you direct me to a photo of it as I am trying to help a lady in Switzerland find a copy of it.
Thank you in advance for any aid you can provide..

Larry

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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008, 09:59:45 PM »
Hi Larry,

There is the monument at Grand Duchess Olga A.'s grave in North York, Ontario. It is a large granite stone with a memorial plaque. Laura Mabee and I with Russian authors were there in June and she has digital photos that she may be able to upload for you as mine are film which I have not converted as yet to cd or I can get some from the authors in St. Petersburg. Would you like to see them? Do you think that is the monument you refer to? I have not heard of any connection of GD Olga with Barrie as her homes were in the area west of Toronto but I am interested if you have more information.

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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 05:42:22 AM »
Dear Joanna,

Yes, I would be intersted to see any photos of this grave and monument.  Thank you!!

I know of no connection of Olga with Barrie;  I was just told it was north of Toronto and wondered if Barrie was the location.
I'm grateful that you told me it is in North York.  Wonderful...

Larry

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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 02:38:29 PM »
Bonjour Joanna,
Hello,
I succeed to call this church Sotira Lykomidou, but - but they do not understand my english.
I guess they speak greek and/or russian.
So a friend of mine will call them and speak in russian to know if there is a cimitery close to this church : I have a doubt.
The place I am looking for, is in the Pyrrhée (Athens's port) : there is probably there, a small cimitery with a small russian chapel.
Je progresse doucement, mais sûrement.
Merci. Thank you.
TulinnDon

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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 10:23:25 PM »
Hey Guys!
Sorry about my silence. I had a huge computer crash and have been internet stranded for a while now!
 
Here are the photos of Olga A.'s Grave and Monument in Toronto, Ontario:

Grave -


Monument:


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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2008, 12:56:09 PM »
TulinnDon, there is a Naval Hospital in Pyrrhée that was former Russian Naval Hospital that was founded in late c1800s by Queen Olga with funds supplied by the Tsar for the Russian navy when in port in Athens. There was most likely a chapel attached with a cemetery. When your friend speaks with Sotira Lykomidou, ask if they know of history of the chapel/cemetery and if burial archive records were transfered to their authority.

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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2008, 01:54:16 PM »
Dear Laura and Dear Joanna,

Thank you so much for providing these great photos of Olga's grave and monument.

Somehow, it is spookily coincidental to view these pictures, when one considers that it is the 90th anniversary of the murders of the Imperial Family.

May they all rest in peace...

Larry

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Olga's Grave
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2008, 10:37:48 AM »
I notice her husband and son are also buried with her and also an Olga Nicholievna? I presume Tikhon's wife?

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Re: The Russian Cimitery in Greece (Athens/The Pyrrhée)
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2008, 11:19:09 AM »
What a wonderful headstone and memorial to GD Olga. Was it she who organized this or another member of the family?
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