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The Train Explosion

[ Peter V.

Peter Verigin, the leader of the Doukhobor community in Canada, was a man about whom fierce controversy has raged. But whether sympathetic toward his community plans or not, no one would deny that Peter Verigin was a big man. No weakling, no nonentity, could hold together a body of thousands of men, women and children in communistic life for 16 years in Canada. His interpretation of Christian doctrine may have been in error, but it suited admirably the type of mankind whose destinies he has guided with a success which, at least materially, is far greater than could have been attainted by these same people in their homeland.

Source: Legacy of Verigin editorial , Nelson Daily News, October 30, 1924.

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