The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



Date of birth unknown; died circa 1462. Metropolitan of all Rus’.

Of Greek or Bulgarian origin, Isidor was the abbot of a Byzantine monastery. In 1437, Patriarch Joseph of Constantinople ordained him as head of the Russian church, hoping that Isidor would actively promote the union of the Catholic and Orthodox churches, thus supporting the struggle of Byzantium and Rome against the aggression of the Turks. At the Council of Florence of 1439, Isidor vigorously defended the union but was opposed by Foma, the emissary from Tver’—the sole lay member of the Russian delegation. The Russian princes rejected the union, and Isidor was imprisoned. He fled to Italy in 1441 and became a cardinal of the Catholic Church.


Ramm, B. Ia. Papstvo i Rus’ v X-XV vv. Moscow-Leningrad, 1959. (See name index.)
Winter, E. Papstvo itsarizm. Moscow, 1964. (Translated from German.)
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He sate on the roof of the cabin all day drinking Flemish beer, shouting for Isidor, his servant, and talking gallantly to the ladies.
'But what are these among so many,' into our own tongue for the benefit of the church, and some collections out of the Book of Notes of Bishop Isidor.
From left to right: John Isidor; Judith Rowe, Engagement Advisor, HS2 Ltd; Sharmaine Carabana; Reece Carabana; and Antonio Pelayo.
The disaster led to the loss of more than 1,500 lives, including American millionaire John Astor, Titanic architect Thomas Andrews, Macy's shop co-owner Isidor Strauss and mining magnate Benjamin Guggenheim.
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In this respect, musicologist Vasile Vasile (5) once stated in front of several passionate practitioners of church music that this melody belongs, with a probability of 60%, to Isidor Vorobchievici (6) and 40% to Dimitrie Bortneanschi (7).
Darlene 'Dar' Larson, fondly called 'Darleenie' by her father, was born in Geneva, IL to Isidor 'Iddo' Anderson and Anna (nee Larson) Anderson.
Larosa and Regina Isidor, agrarian reform program officer; and Provincial Information Officer Fraulein G.
The elderly couple seen hugging on the bed while water floods their room are Ida and Isidor Straus, co-owner of Macy's Department store in NYC.
He is a prize winner in a number of piano competitions including the Croydon Performing Arts Festival Concerto Competition (UK), the International Competition Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial (Serbia), the Chieri International Chamber Music Competition (Italy) and the International Piano Competition Giorgos Thymis (Greece) and has been awarded the Mykoniou Prize from the Academy of Athens for his artistic achievements.
According to Bullring, luxury watches were one of the most popular gifts this Christmas, with Swatch's bestselling watches, the ISIDOR Christmas special and XYou, were the most bought watches this year.