old believersI came across an article about a cemetery in Sochi. The cemetery  belongs to those known as the Old Believers -- an old Russian sect. The cemetery has been open for a century and somehow survived Russia's big push to clear every square centimetre of land around here in making way for the Sochi venues.

 

The New York Times wrote a lengthy profile on its existence last year, but many people still don't know about the cemetery that lies smack dab in the middle of Sochi's Olympic Park.

 

old believers cemetery

Even those who are walking by it daily. 

But, yes, there really is a small graveyard that lies within the shadows of the main Olympic stadium and the massive Olympic cauldron. While the Russian government was able to relocate all of the living citizens who got in the way of Olympic construction, Russian law forbade them from moving the dead.

The source article is here...