National Geographic : 1918 Nov
THE FIRST ALL-RUSSIAN COUNCIL OF FiREE RUSSIA: IN THE CHURCH COUNCIL CHAMBER IN MOSCOW The Patriarch and the Metropolitans are distinguished by their white cowls in the foreground. The members of the Council represent the national duma, the army and the navy, theological academies, academies of the arts and sciences,and of the universities. Itisthe most representa tive party of men assembled in Russia today (see page 395). The Council's sessions proceeded calmly, amid the violence and destruction raging on all sides.