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Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, former capital of Turkestan. This city played a significant role in the history of the Mennonites who migrated to Central Asia in 1880 ff. under the leadership of Claas Epp and Abraham Peters to find a refuge and establish new settlements. The Peters group resided here temporarily.

Under the Soviet government Tashkent has become a very significant center in Soviet Central Asia with a population of about one million by the late 1950s. Mennonites who had drifted to this area by this time had thus far not organized a church; some attended the Baptist services. Their number was likely not as large in this area as in Alma Ata, Karaganda, and some other places.

See Soviet Central Asia


Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959


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Krahn, Cornelius. "Tashkent (Toshkent Province, Uzbekistan)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 17 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tashkent_(Toshkent_Province,_Uzbekistan)&oldid=93683.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Tashkent (Toshkent Province, Uzbekistan). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Tashkent_(Toshkent_Province,_Uzbekistan)&oldid=93683.




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