Tomsk (Siberia, Russia)
Tomsk, oblast and city, are located in Siberia, in Asiatic Russia. Tomsk (Russian: Томск) the city has a population: 487,838 (2002). Tomsk Oblast (Russian: То́мская о́бласть) are both on the right bank of the Tom River near its junction with the Ob River. The city is connected with the main line of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and is an educational center founded in 1604. Formerly the Barnaul or Slavgorod Mennonite settlement was located south in the Tomsk Oblast but are now part of the Altai Krai district of the Siberian Federal District. Since the period of exile and World War II many Mennonites have been transplanted to the Tomsk district and city. Details about their number, location, and occupation are not known.
See also Siberia
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1130. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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