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Russian Orthodox Mission in China

China's Earliest Orthodox Church
Beiguan (Present day Russian Embassy)
image from N. Veselovskii (1905)

Russian Orthodox Mission in China is the English translation by Ksenia Kepping (niece of last mission head Abp Viktor) of the Russian name Rossijskaja Duhovnaja Missia v Kitae. The Mission also refers to itself in English as the Russian Orthodox Mission according to its official publication Kitajskij Blagovestnik.

View of Mission's
North Compound
(Bei-guan), 1805.
Drawing by a Chinese artist
from archive of A. S. Ipatova

1850 from K. Skachkova album

"Beiguan", 1939