The group of Riga’s Old Believers  in Paris

The group of Riga’s Old Believers in Paris

The group of Riga’s Old Believers  in Paris, late 1880’s.

From left to right: Ivan Yupatov, Natalya Lashkova, and Mikhail Lashkov. Ivan Yupatov (1865 – 1944) received a brilliant education in the best universities in Russia. He was a skilled technical engineer and professor. Taught at the University of Warsaw and the Don Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Yupatov contributed to establishing the Polytechnic Institute in Odessa. In 1922 returned to independent Latvia, where he was the head of the Russian Department at the LR Ministry of Education for over 10 years.