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Busau-Aktatschi (also called Aktatschi or Aktatchi), a small Mennonite village in the Russian province of Taurida, 13 miles (20 km) from the sea-coast city of Yevpatoriya, 16 miles (25 km) from the nearest railway station, Kurman-Kemeltchi, 10 miles (16 km) from the post office Aibar. The village was founded in 1886, consisted of five farms and a school lot, and covered 1,350 desiatinas (about 3,000 acres) of plain. In 1913 there were 42 inhabitants, engaged in agriculture, all members of the Busau Mennonite Church. Originally the group had been a part of the Karassan congregation. The first elder was Friedrich Raabe (1884-1890) followed by H. H. Martins (1902).


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 304.


Map:Busau-Aktatschi (Crimea)

Author(s) Heinrich Rempel
Date Published 1953

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Rempel, Heinrich. "Busau-Aktatschi (Crimea, Ukraine)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 27 May 2016.,_Ukraine)&oldid=55298.

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Rempel, Heinrich. (1953). Busau-Aktatschi (Crimea, Ukraine). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 May 2016, from,_Ukraine)&oldid=55298.

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