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The petition of Archpriest A. I. Vvedensky to the All-Russian Central Executive Committee for pardoning those sentenced to death in the case of the Moscow clergy and believers. May 12, 1922
May 12, 1922
Protopriest Alexander Ivanovich Vvedensky, In the Central a representative of the progressive Petrograd Executive clergy Committee
I hereby petition for those sentenced to death by Zaozersk . Fryazinov, Sokolov Vas [Elijah], Nadezhdina Khr [isanfe], Orlov . Dobrolyubov, Telegin, Vishnyakov and Brusilova.
I believe that they, as priests, in the future, being pardoned, will not oppose the Soviet regime: after all, the priestly title, correctly understood, is a title that obliges one to love, to truth. I think that the experience they have experienced should change their soul, that in the future their actions will fully correspond to Christian and priestly dignity. Brusilova is a woman, a mother, a widow. The feeling of love for her encourages me to intercede for her.
- L. 19-20. Handwritten pencil script, autograph.
Petition of priest E. Belkov to the All-Russian Central Executive Committee for pardoning those sentenced to death in the case of the Moscow clergy and believers. May 12-13, 1922
In the Central Executive Committee Evgeny Belkov, the priest of Petrograd
Considering the verdict of the Tribunal in a well-known case to be highly just, I consider it my heart's duty to petition for the replacement of the capital punishment - execution by a milder measure of the following persons: Zaozersky, Dobrolyubov, Nadezhdin, Vishnyakov, Orlov, Fryazinov, Sokolov, Telegin and Brusilova.
The first seven of them, as priests, brought up in Byzantism, which stifled all freedom, undoubtedly acted in religious obscuration, the monk Telegin is an undoubtedly dark person, and Brusilova has a baby.
Priest Evgeny Belkov
- L. 21. Handwritten original, autograph. Dating according to No. 24-14 and No. 24-19.
The petition of the archpriests N. Rusanov and S. Ledovsky to the All-Russian Central Executive Committee to pardon those sentenced to death in the case of the Moscow clergy and believers. May 12-13, 1922
In VC [I] K
Priest Nikolai Rusanov and Priest Sergei Ledovsky We earnestly ask 1 * to grant life to the following persons sentenced to be shot: Zaozersky 2 *, Fryazinov, Sokolov 2 *, Nadezhdin, Orlov, Dobrolyubov, Telegin, Vishnyakov, Brusilova. I can fully guarantee that these persons will no longer commit in their lives anything similar to what they were sentenced to the highest punishment for - shooting. I earnestly 4 * ask for mercy to all the above-mentioned persons.
Archpriest of the city of Saratov Nikolai Rusanov, member of the progressive group
A member of the same group, Archpriest Sergius Ledovsky
- L. 23 — rev. Handwritten pencil original, autograph of N. Rusanov and S. Ledovsky (the latter wrote his last name at the beginning of the document and the formula for his signature at the end). Dated as No. 24-15.
Notes and Comments:
1 * Fixed from original please.
2 * Corrected from originally written by Zaozersky, Fryazev, Sokolov.
3 * Repeated twice in the document.
Petition by psalmist S. Ya. Stadnik to the All-Russian Central Executive Committee for pardoning those sentenced to death in the case of Moscow clergy and believers. May 12-13, 1922
In the Central Executive Committee
Psalm-reader Stefan Stadnik
This petition for sentenced to be shot Zer [o] zerskiy, F [r] yazenov, Sokolov, Nadezhdin [,] Orlov [,] Dobrolyubov, Telegin [,] Vishnyakov and Brusilov.
Stefan J. Stadnik
- L. 24. Handwritten original, autograph. Dated as # 24-15.
Petition of priests V.D.Krasnitsky and S.V. Kalinovsky to the AllRussian Central Executive Committee for pardoning those sentenced to death in the case of the Moscow clergy and believers. May 12-13, 1922
To the All-Russian Central Executive Committee:
Chairman, comrade Kalinin
Representatives of groups of progressive clergy
Most humble request
Recognizing the perfect justice of the Tribunal's verdict in the case of 54 accused of opposing the Authority in the confiscation of valuables, we, the undersigned, humbly request that capital punishment be abolished for the following accused -
1) The clergy - the archpriests of Zaozersky, Vishnyakov, Fryazinov, Orlov, Nadezhdin Christoph [ora], Dobrolyubov, Priest Sokolov Vas [Elijah] and the monk Telegin, Makar - undoubtedly guided by the customary duty of obedience to the orders of the Church authorities and who did not even suspect their objections to the patriarch against the appeal he signed.
2) Citizen Brusilova - whose husband was killed at the front by the White Guards and after whom the two-month-old baby will remain an orphan. -
The granting of our requested mercy is undoubtedly, with good feeling and 1 * deep gratitude 1 * - will be accepted by all Orthodox clergy and will serve to strengthen their confidence and disposition in the People's Workers 'and Peasants' Government. -
Representatives of groups of progressive clergy of the Petrograd diocese
Priest Vladimir Krasnitsky
Priest Sergiy Kalinovsky
- L. 25 — rev. Handwritten original, autograph of V. D. Krasnitsky and S. V. Kalinovsky (the latter wrote the formula for his signature). On l. 25 stamp on the document's belonging to the office work of the Politburo meeting, minutes No. 7, item 13 of May 18, 1922 (No. 24-25). Here is the stamp of the Secret Archives of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b). Dated as # 24-15.
Notes and Comments:
1 * Inscribed above the line in the same handwriting.
The petition of priest I. Borisov to the All-Russian Central Executive Committee for pardoning those sentenced to death in the case of the Moscow clergy and believers. May 13, 1922
In V.Ts. [I.] K.
from the priest I. Borisov
For the sake of world love, I ask you to pardon all those convicted of 54 to four people sentenced to capital punishment.
A priest]. I. Borisov.
May 13, 1922 Moscow
- L. 22. Handwritten original, autograph.