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(1293, Moscow – Feb 12, 1378, Moscow), Metropolitan of Moscow, was a monk in the Epiphany monastery in Moscow at the age of 20 and was already involved in the administration of the Russian Metropolitanate at the age of 26. His appointment as “Metropolitan of Kiev and all Russia” was by his Greek predecessor, Feognost, in 1353 in Constantinople, where he had to spend an entire year before assuming office in 1355. Although Vladimir was his official see, he nonetheless resided in Mos…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Aleksei”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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