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Pallady (Kafarov) of Beijing

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[[Image:Pyotr Kafarov.jpg|right|275px|Archimandrite Pallady (Kafarov), head of the thirteenth Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Peking (1850-58).]]
[[Archimandrite]] '''Pallady (Kafarov) of Beijing''' was the leader of the [[Russian Orthodox Mission in China|Russian Orthodox Mission]] in Beijing, China on two occasions during the middle of the nineteenth century, the thirteenth and fifteenth missions. Spending thirty three years at the mission, his scholarly studies of China and the Chinese culture as well as his development of a phonetic translation system brought him distinction as one of the fathers of Sinology.

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