Joachim of Korsun
Joachim Of Korsun the first bishop of Novgorod. He was commissioned, in 992, by the metropolitan of Kiew, Leonce, with evangelizing the northern part of Russia, and has the honor of having planted Christianity there, and having founded the Church of St. Sophia, at Novgorod, where he died in 1030, after a useful episcopate. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.