Sevcenko, “New Documents on Constantine Tischendorf and the Codex Sinaiticus,” p. 78, esp. n. 75. The monastery’s money and property in Russia had been sequestered pending clarification of Cyril’s status as archbishop. The sequestration had never been lifted even though Cyril’s appointment had been confirmed and, since then, Callistratus had succeeded Cyril as archbishop. A prominent Russian diplomat and military leader, N.P. Ignat’ev negotiated the deed of gift with Callistratus. Ignat’ev apparently argued that if the monastery would make a gift of Sinaiticus to the tsar, the sequestration of the monastery’s property and monies would be lifted.