Alexander Men
  • Alexander Men

  • Date of birth: January 22, 1935
  • Died: September 09, 1990
  • Born: in Moscow, Russian Federation.

  • Description: Alexander Vladimirovich Men (Russian: Александр Владимирович Мень) was a Russian Orthodox priest, theologian, Biblical scholar and writer.

    Men wrote dozens of books (including his magnum opus, History of Religion: In Search of the Way, the Truth and the Life, the seventh volume of which, Son of Man, served as the introduction to Christianity for thousands of citizens in the Soviet Union); baptized hundreds if not thousands; founded an Orthodox Open University; opened one of the first Sunday Schools in Russia as well as a charity group at the Russian Children's Hospital. His influence is still widely felt and his legacy continues to grow among Christians both in Russia and abroad. He was murdered early on Sunday morning, 9 September 1990, by an ax-wielding assailant just outside his home of Semkhoz, Russia.