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Iona Malenkii
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Iona Malenʾkii

Date of Birth: About 1600

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: After 1652

Place of Death: Possibly the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius, near Moscow


Iona Malenʾkii was a black deacon (monk-deacon) at the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius. The name Malenʾkii was a nickname, meaning ‘small’. The only details known about his life are found in his own work, the Khozhdenie (‘Journey’).

Iona is first mentioned in 1649, when he…

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Sukina, Liudmila, “Iona Malenkii”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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