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…