Friends of Paul Nicolay –society    

Main building of Monrepos 2010

The lawyer Paul Nicolay, whose family was close to the Russian Czar, was landlord at Monrepos of Vyborg (1869-1919), a friend of prisoners, "izvozchshiks" (horsecab drivers) and fishermen, a champion of social justice, responsible for work in Russia and Eastern Europe within the World Student Christian Federation and "right hand man" of its Head, Dr. John Mott. He was a Lutheran cosmopolitan with the fond nickname "shepherd of the Finnish clergy".

The purpose of the Friends of Paul Nicolay Society is to inform about Paul Nicolay's thinking and life work and its significance for society today.