Neu-Samara Mennonite Settlement (Samara Oblast, Russia)

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Neu-Samara (Pleshanov) was a Mennonite settlement in the northern part of the fertile section of Samara, Russia, about 125 miles (210 km) east of the city by the same name. It was founded in 1890 as a daughter settlement of Molotschna and embraced 59,400 acres of land. In 1926 it numbered 3,071 Mennonite and 66 non-Mennonite inhabitants, who lived in twelve villages and five single farms.

See also Pleshanov.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 219.

Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 856; vol. 4, p. 1147. All rights reserved.

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