Krusenstern, captain of the first Russian circumnavigation, wrote a refined book on the voyage. He visited Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in about 1804 and remarked without any further detail that "The priest of St. Peter and St. Paul was a scandal to his profession".
One of Krusenstern's officers, Löwenstern, noted in his journal that the captain was disappointed that the priest did not perform a vespers service on board.
Petropavlovsk had no church from 1767 to about 1800. The parish returned to its original seat after the typhus epidemic of 1799 killed off a lot of (Krusenstern says all) the population in nearby Paratunka. According to I. V. Viter, the "Salvation" church was being rebuilt in 1800.
Who was the scandalous priest?