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Tyumen Oblast (Russian: Тюме́нская о́бласть) had a population of 3.26 million (2002). It and the city with the same name, Tyumen (Russian: Тюме́нь) are in Asiatic Russia. The city is located 125 miles (200 km.) southwest of Tobolsk and 190 (305 km.) miles east of Yekaterinburg. Established in 1585, it became the first Russian town east of the Ural Mountains. Tyumen district was created in 1945 with Tyumen city as capital. Many Mennonites were sent to this area during the period of exile and evacuation from European Russia. No definite information is available regarding their number nor the areas of concentration. (See Siberia.)

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Tyumen (Uralsky federalny okrug, Russia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Dec 2014.,_Russia)&oldid=85608.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Tyumen (Uralsky federalny okrug, Russia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 December 2014, from,_Russia)&oldid=85608.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 1130-1131. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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