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Aktatch was a strip of land in the northern part of the Terek Mennonite colony, which was founded in 1901 near the Caspian Sea in Russia. It was intended for colonization, but since the land was unsuitable for agriculture, the plan was abandoned.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 17.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1955

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Hege, Christian. "Aktatch (Republic of Dagestan, Russia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 24 Oct 2016.,_Russia)&oldid=74574.

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Hege, Christian. (1955). Aktatch (Republic of Dagestan, Russia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2016, from,_Russia)&oldid=74574.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 30. All rights reserved.

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