Clergymen of the Yakut Region in XVII and Early XIX Centuries
The situation of members of the clergy of the Yakut region in XVII and first half of XIX centuries is considered. White persons and monastics, which arrived in the region with first military governors, are described. Due to the remoteness of the region from the center of the diocese (Archdiocese) there was negligence on the part of members of the Yakut clergy towards their duties, and providing Cathedral temples’ clergy of parish with all kinds of supplies – «the sovereign’s pay». After including the territory of Yakutia in the Irkutsk diocese the Yakut clergy of parish had parish supply. By the middle of XIX century the clergy of Yakutia was provided with salary, pension, and travel document payment. Taking into consideration tough living arrangements in Yakutia, the level of prosperity of priests and clergymen was low. In the conclusion it is stated that the government addressed the issues of clergy of Yakutia as far as possible trying to provide them with everything they needed, being aware of role and importance of clergy in strengthening the power on the remote frontiers of the Empire.