Lenino-Kokushkino

Lenino-Kokushkino (Tatar and }

}}: Ле́нино-Коку́шкино; Lenino-Kokuşkino), informally called Apaqay (}

}}: Апакай), is a village (selo) in Pestrechinsky District, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located 10 km north of Pestretsy, district's administrative center. The village is situated on the Ushnya River of the Myosha basin. Population: 2,703 (2000), 2,270 (1989); 63% are ethnic Tatars, 34% are ethnic Russians. The main occupations of the residents are agriculture, cattle breeding, and poultry farming. There is a bread-baking plant, secondary, musical and vocational schools, and a mosque in the village.

The village is known since the Khanate of Kazan epoch as Yañasala (}

}}: Яңасала). Another name in use was the Russian Kokushkino (}

}}: Кокушкино). Current name was adopted during the Soviet rule after Lenin.

In 1887–1888, Vladimir Lenin lived there in exile. There is a museum in the house he lived. In 1991, Lenino-Kokushkino Natural and Historical Reserve was established in the village.

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