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Memorable Manitobans: Michael “Max” Charitinoff

Journalist.

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.

Sources:

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

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