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Baykov's Mountain - this elevation in Holoseievski area. Name arose after 1830, when this area was granted a Merit Baikov PI (1772-1848) - General, Party of Motherland, 1812 who founded the village. In 1831, on the part of the farm land was arranged Baykov Cemetery. In the late 19 th century during the construction of the railway station, found the remains of Paleolithic parking (Protasov Yar).
Baykov's Cemetery was opened on Mount Baikova in 1834 for the burial of persons of Catholic, Lutheran and Orthodox religion. Left of the road - The old cemetery, which was a wooden chapel. Right in the 80's. 19 th century began to form new Baikova cemetery where in 1884 laid the stone Church of the Ascension (architect V. Nikolayev). Before the revolution, on the New cemetery was divided into two regions (the 10 th and 12 th) for the burial of faculty of Kiev University. At Baikove cemetery crypts is the architect Vladimir Gorodetsky and V. Nikolaev. Currently, the cemetery for mass graves close. The main alley of the new Baikove cemetery - the pantheon of state and political figures, writers, artists, etc. After the Great Fatherland War, marked sites for the fallen soldiers and the graves of military personnel. Currently the Old Baykov's Cemetery divided on 7 sites, on the New - 51. Since 1982, burial urns made in the columbarium.
Baykov's Cemetery in Kiev - the vast "kingdom of the dead", after 180 years of existence, it has taken in his own land tens of thousands of people have grown in size, reaching to the present day territory of 20 hectares. In its various branches at rest and ordinary mortals, and statesmen of the highest rank. Nearby, in a land of lies and "irreconcilable opposition" (Shcherbitsky, Chornovil), and therefore the opposite ideological direction (Stus, Tychina), artists, actors, composers, playwrights, writers, doctors, scientists, military leaders, church and government leaders who worked with different levels of talent and often on different sides. At the same cemetery, contrary to the Orthodox church tradition, are buried, and two well-known "suicide bombers" in life - the influential person of large state-caliber: Kravchenko and Kirpa. At Baikove cemetery - many still exist monuments: from the low-brow "art" to the genuine masterpieces of architecture and sculpture. True, the state of most of them - lamentable.