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Barvenkovo, a city of about 14,000 inhabitants with (1914) 216 Mennonites on the Torets River in the Russian province of Kharkov (now Ukrainian province of Kharkiv), where Mennonites from the Chortitza and Molotschna colonies settled in 1889. The Mennonites in Barvenkovo engaged principally in trade and industry; there were four steam mills, a farm machinery manufacturing plant, and several warehouses in their possession. They maintained an elementary school (attended by 44 pupils in 1913), and together with the Russians also a seven-class business school; in both schools instruction was given in both languages. Barvenkovo formed the center of the Mennonite settlement in the Russian province of Kharkov.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 129.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1953

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