Tess’s prompt is that of a grave at NovodevichyCemetery, Moscow.Research led me to the knowledge that Novodevichy is a very prestigious place to be buried in and that the grave is that of Aleksandr Bakulev.
I knew nothing of him so researched and discovered he was an eminent Russian surgeon and that the Bakulev Scientific Centre of Cardiovascular Surgery was founded by him.
Unfortunately it is difficult to find much about Aleksandr as all entries found were either the same or abridged versions of his life history described at the Russia-InfoCentre – that is apart from a brief description given at Wikipedia – you can click on via NovodevichyCemetery.
Nevertheless – despite the brief history – his genius is obvious.
With thanks to Tess at The Mag for the inspiration.