(d. 1924). Russ. Doukhobor (from Russ. for spirit wrestler) leader (see Russian Sects); banished 1887 by Russ. authorities from the Caucasus to Archangel; exiled to Siberia 1892; followers migrated to W Can. 1898/99; Verígin, released from exile 1911, became leader of Doukhobors in Can..
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