Photo by Grand French Photo Studio (Studio of M. F. Kokushenkova), Moscow, Russia, 1883 10.8 х 16.4 cm Alexei Alexeevich MECHEV (left) with classmates from Moscow Алексей Алексеевич Мечев (слева) с товарищами по учёбе в Московской Theological Seminary (?). Alexei Mechev (St. Alexis, the Metropolitan of Moscow) (1859—1923) was a renowned Moscow religious leader in the early 20th century. Since 1893 and until his death, Alexei Mechev served as priest for St. Nicholas Church in Klenniki (Maroseika, Moscow) and was spiritual father of Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev. C4772 MECHEV, A. A. (Мечев А.А.)