Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: Michael “Max” Charitinoff


He was editor of Robotchny Narod (Working People), a weekly paper published in Winnipeg in Russian and the organ of the Ukrainian Social Democratic Party. He had been tried in 1918 for possession of seditious literature but let off on a technicality, thanks to the defense of T. J. Murray. He was suspected in 1919 of receiving funds from Bolshevist organizations in the United States and was arrested on 17 June 1919. He was ordered deported by the federal government but was released after an appeal to Ottawa. At that point he disappears from the record.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Tom Mitchell for providing additional information used in this profile.

Page revised: 26 January 2009

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.