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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.

Photographs

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

A group of Chinese pupils taught at the school of the Russian Spiritual Mission in Beijing
photo from "Moscow List" Illustrated appendix. July 16, 1900, № 28, Pg. 12

1916 photo from youngpo

"Beiguan", 1939

Aerial view of the Russian Spiritual Mission in China.
1948 Photo from Museum of Church Archaeology, MDPA