St. Theodore Ouchakoff
(Russian: FYODOR FYODOROVICH USHAKOV)
Admiral Theodore Ushakov was the extremely successful
commander of the Russian Mediterranean fleet
under Paul I,
and one of the Emperor's
Orthodox Knights of Malta. In Greek history
he is remembered as the liberator of the Ionian
Islands. Falling from
political favour after Paul's assassination,
he retired near the Synaxar Monastery; he did
not, however, become a monk. (The admiral's
uncle, who bore the same name and was abbot of the
monastery, has been canonised as "St.
Theodore of Synaxar"; the two saints are sometimes
F. F. Ushakov:
--- Russian Generals
History of the Russian Navy: Mediterranean Sea-Battles:
--- Russian Federation Navy
Sanaksar Monastery photos.
Photographs of the admiral's tomb and monument.
- V. D. Ovchinnikov:
Fëdor Ushakov, (1998).
Moscow: Novator, 1998.
- St. Theodore in the Soviet Era: St. Theodore
was always remembered in the Russian military, and
when the Soviet government took a nationalistic
turn during World War II, his memory was invoked by the
state. Some modern Orthodox credit to his supernatural
intervention the defeat of the Nazis.
A Soviet military decoration, still awarded by the
- Admiral Ushakov: A 1953
Soviet patriotic film, with a score by the famous composer
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