Another woman illustrates a different way to spend one’s time, with a different set of idols. This church is located inside the Znamensky Monastery, outside of Irkutsk, near the juncture of the Angara and Ushakovka Rivers. At a nearby stone prison, the White “counter-revolutionary” commander, Admiral Aleksandr V. Kolchak, was imprisoned, interrogated, and executed at dawn on February 7, 1920, to the wails of his mistress. His body was shoved into a hole in the ice of the Ushakokva. Today, a statue of Kolchak stands outside the monastery. The monastery has long hosted a stone memorial to Grigory Shelikov, the Irkutsk native and “Russian Columbus” who established a fur-trading post on Kodiak Island in 1784 and later served as the first Russian governor-general of Alaska.