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== Russian usage ==
[[File:Archimandrite's crozier (Kirillo-Belozersk).jpg|thumb|100px|Archimandrite's crozier, RussiaArmenia, 19th century]]
 
In 1764 the [[Russian Orthodox Church]] secularised its monasteries and ranked them in one of three classes, awarding only the abbots at the head of monasteries of the second or first class the title of archimandrite. Abbots of third class monasteries were to be styled "hegumen".
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