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Ivan Afanasevich Fedchenkov
September 14, 1880
Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||October 4, 1961
|Occupation||Bishop of Russian Orthodox Church|
Metropolitan Benjamin or Veniamin (Russian: Митрополит Вениамин, born Iván Afanásevich Fédchenkov, Иван Афанасьевич Федченков; 14 September 1880 – 4 October 1961) was a Bishop of the Russian Church, Orthodox missionary and writer.
His family consisted of two children and a wife.
1917–1920. White movement
Benjamin supported the White movement and closely cooperated with Wrangel's army of the Crimean peninsula. Benjamin emigrated in November 1920 together with the defeated soldiers of the Wrangel army and other fugitives.
Loyalty to Moscow Patriarchate
From April 19, 1932 was Archbishop.
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