Isidore( Metropolitan of All Russia, writer)
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(N-1462), Metropolitan of All Russia, writer. Greek origin. He was well educated, knew several European languages and studied Russian before the appointment of Metropolitan. Since 1437, Mr.. - Abbot St.. Demetrius Constantinople. In the same year he was appointed Metropolitan of Kiev and Moscow. Supporter of the conclusion of union with the Papacy. Member of the Florence Cathedral. Appointed by Pope Cardinal-presbyter and legate to Russia, Lithuania and Livonia. Upon his return to Moscow, began to introduce Catholicism. Arrested by order of Basil II, and convicted at the council of Russian bishops. Later escaped from prison and was appointed by Pope nominal Patriarch of Constantinople.