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A Pacifist Sect From Russia Is Shaken by War, and Modernity

When he was growing up among the Doukhobors, a pacifist religious group that emigrated to Canada from Tsarist Russia, J.J. Verigin would sometimes arrive home from school to find naked elderly women trying to burn down his family’s house.

One attempt, in 1969, succeeded, lamented Mr. Verigin, 67, who recently recounted the episode. A blaze destroyed precious family artifacts, including correspondence between his great-great-grandfather, a prominent Doukhobor leader, and the Russian writer…

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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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