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Agrachan was an intended village in the northeastern part of the Mennonite colony established in 1901 in the Terek region on the Caspian Sea in Russia, south of the Agrachan Peninsula and of the camp of Peter I there in 1722. Planned for 33 landless Mennonite families, it was never settled because the salty character of the soil made it unsuitable for agriculture.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 14.


Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1955


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Hege, Christian. "Agrachan (Republic of Dagestan, Russia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 22 May 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Agrachan_(Republic_of_Dagestan,_Russia)&oldid=132281.

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Hege, Christian. (1955). Agrachan (Republic of Dagestan, Russia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 May 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Agrachan_(Republic_of_Dagestan,_Russia)&oldid=132281.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 23. All rights reserved.


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