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*The author of these lines studied theology the Varonesh Clerical Seminary and, as a senior student, he was bound to preach In churches of Varonesh. The character of life of the local clergy and monks In particular forced him to give up his studies for the priesthood. Thus, instead of the Clerical Academy, he entered the Imperial Medical Academy of St. Petersburg. On account of his liberal political views he was compelled to leave Russia and emigrate to the United States (1871). He finished his studies in the Medical Department of the University of the City of New York (1875). Later on, for fifteen years he was Secretary to the Russian Consulate General, New York. An American citizen, he went to Russia (1895) and stayed there for nine years as Director of an American life insurance company. In 1914 he returned to America. His special studies and his long connection with the Russian official and unofficial world afforded him unusual facilities for observation of Russian conditions.
Peter J. Popoff*; The Religious Revolution in Russia. Current History 1 April 1920; 12 (1): 94–97. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.1918.104.22.168
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