Ashin Nikolai Ivanovich( adventurer)
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In 1883 he went to Abyssinia, to realize their plan to promote the political and ecclesiastical rapprochement with Russia, Abyssinia, and in these species come into contact with the Negus John, posing as a representative of the Russian government. Returning then to Russia, he said, calling themselves "free Cossacks, started in 1889, an expedition to Abyssinia, made a splash in the press as a result of false rumors about a large number of participants. In the same year a. was arrested in the French West Africa and handed over to Russian authorities. - Wed. Constantin, "L'Archimandrite Paisi et l'ataman Achinoff" (AP, 1891).