Russian style monuments usually consist of three parts – stele, stand and tombstone (or flower bed). Stele is the main element of the monument, because the image and text are engraved on it. It may be both horizontal and vertical. Classical vertical stele is commonly ordered when one person is buried or is used as a part of the memorial complex. Horizontal stele is used when two people are buried or as a part of a complex. Stand is a very important element of the monument construction that is made of the same material as the stele. The last part is ledger or flower bed (depends on client’s request). Flower bed may consist of three, four or five kerbs of different length and cut. Ledger may be installed instead of flower bed .
In addition to the above mentioned elements, stone fences become much more popular. They are used instead of metal fences. Stone fences do not rust and do not fade in case of appropriate care. Another important element of Russian monument is vase. In addition to its common usage as a vase for natural or artificial flowers, it may become an exquisite element of the whole monument.
The image, epitaph, first and last name and years of life are usually engraved on Russian style monuments. Photoceramics (the process of photographic image transfer to a ceramic plate that is attached to the monument) is also widely used.
Popular stone varieties: Shanxi Black, Mongolian Black, Maple Red.
Popular finish: Polished