Boris KROTKEVICH, USSR Metropolitan of Minsk and Belarusian, Russia Orthodox Church, since 1961. right to wear cross on cowl, 1959.
KROTKEVICH, Boris was born in 1891.
As Candidate of Theol. graduated Kiev Theol.
During World War П delivered to Soviet government 1,475,500 rubles and foodstuff valued at 4,000,000 rubles, collectec among his parishioners. Archpriest of Zhitomir. 1944 took monastic vows with name Antoniy.
1944-1946 Bishop of Zhitomir. 1947-1952 Bishop of Kostroma and Galich. 1952 elevated to archbishop.
1953 retired temporarily because of poor health. 1954-1961 Archbishop of Tula anc Bclev.