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a specially equipped building intended for cre-mating the deceased.

The first crematory was opened in Milan in 1876. Present-day crematories house crematory furnaces, a funeral room for rites, and other rooms. A plot of land is usually reserved in the area surrounding the crematory for the burial of urns, and columbaria are constructed. The first crematory in the USSR was opened in Moscow in October 1927.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

crematory, crematorium

A building for the incineration of the human dead.
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