Photo by Ovcharnko, 1890s, Russia 13,2 х 21,3 Peter Alexandrovich Skopnik with wife Olympiada Vladimirovna. Peter Skopnik was an engineer and founder of St. Spyridon's Church in Moscow, Russia. His wife was from the town of Lezhnev, from a family of horse breeders, owner of the Elanskii Horse Farm in the Saratov Province, Russia. SKOPNIK, P. A. (Скопник П. А.)