These papers provide insight into the life of the Orthodox Church in Poland in the Interwar period. Aleksander K. Svitich,
a theologian and member of the faculty of the Vilno Theological Seminary, served on the editorial board of
Za svobodu, a Russian émigré newspapers, to which he contributed numerous articles, at times using his pen name Tuberozov. Reflected
in these papers are also Svitich's research interests.
Aleksandr Kallinikovich Svitich was born March 15, 1890, the son of a Russian Orthodox priest, in Vilno, still part of the
Russian empire at that time. Following the usual path of children of clergy, he pursued a theological education, graduating
from the Theological Faculty of Warsaw University in 1930 and teaching at the Vilno Theological Seminary. Svitich served on
the editorial board of Za svobodu, a Russian émigré newspaper, to which he contributed numerous articles, at times using his
pen name Tuberozov, and edited V ograde tserkovnoi from 1930 to 1933. As legal adviser to the Orthodox Church in Poland, Svitich
actively defended the interests of the Orthodox Church versus the Catholic Church in Poland.
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