Pokrovskii, N. V.

Nikolai Pokrovskii pioneered in church architecture as a field in archeology. His Master’s on “The Origin of the Ancient Christian Basilica” established the basis for what would become a major archeological question, that is, how did church art and architecutre relate to liturgy. His interest in Orthodoxy meant that he also became a Byzantinist. Moreover, he was a founding member of the monarchist political party “The Russian Assembly” in 1900.

Dolgov, S. O.

Dolgov is important as the director and bibliographer of the Manuscript Division of the Rumiantsev Museum. He also served as the associate director of the Slavic commission of the IMAO.