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Kaplanbek was an estate some 14 miles northwest of the city of Tashkent in Turkestan (now part of Uzbekistan), Central Asia, where the first and second groups of the chiliastic Mennonites from Samara, inspired by Claas Epp, found a temporary shelter after their arrival on 15 October and 25 November 1880, respectively. When the successor of Governor Konstantin von Kaufmann, with whom they had made arrangements for settlement, did not honor the promise, the group proceeded to Bokhara and from there to Khiva.

See Asiatic Russia, Ak-Metchet, Aulie-Ata

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1957

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Kaplanbek (Toshkent Province, Uzbekistan)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 30 Nov 2015.,_Uzbekistan)&oldid=88521.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1957). Kaplanbek (Toshkent Province, Uzbekistan). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 November 2015, from,_Uzbekistan)&oldid=88521.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 150. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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