Georgievskii, V. T.

A major issue throughout the history of Russian archeology was the role of the clergy, given that so much of what these societies considered important revolved around Christianity. A patriotic native of Vladimir Province and educated in the local seminary, Georgievskii worked for the archival commission always pressed for better training among the clergy for collection and protection of antiquities. A master of icon painting, he travled to Athens, Constantinople, and Serbia to enhance his skills. He wored for numerous institutions: Library and Archive of Brotherhood of Aleksandr Nevskii in Vladimir, the Vladimir Academic Archive Commission, the Supreme Committee on the Guardianship of Russian Iconography, the Educational Council of the Holy Synod, as well as the Petersburg Institute of Fine Arts. Moreover, he accompanied the King of Greece and members of the Romanov royal family around Vladimir-Suzdal on a state visit.