Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Ioannikii Grek
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Ioannikii Grek is one of the most important figures in the history of Russian-Greek relations in the early 17th century. His ethnic origin is apparent from the nickname Grek (‘Greek’), and he was an active and influential member of the Greek colony in Moscow. His name is first mentioned in primary sources in 1608.

Before coming to Russia, Ioannikii was the cellarer of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre and a member of t…

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Sukina, Liudmila, “Ioannikii Grek”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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