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Ukraine was a major attraction in 1789-1840 not only for the Mennonites, but also for other foreign settlers, particularly from Germany.Two of the major German settlements were those located in the region of Odessa, and in the Molotschna with a center named Prischib.These pages are outdated, they aren't administered any longer.Most content was migrated to Gen Wiki, but the process isn't finished yet.
Of the 50 or more Mennonite daughter settlements established in Russia 20 were located in Ekaterinoslav, six in Taurida, four in Kherson, and two in Kharkov, making a total of 32 in Ukraine, not counting the many large private estates.
Of the approximately 120,000 Mennonites located in Russia before World War I, about 75,000 lived in Ukraine (Ehrt, 153); and of the approximately 3,000,000 acres (see ME I, 25) of land owned by the Mennonites of Russia at that time, approximately half (Ehrt, 83) was located in Ukraine.
This does not include the Mennonite population and land located in the Crimea, the Caucasus, the Don Region along the Volga River, or in central Russia.
She had Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin colonize and settle Ukraine by a transfer of population from central Russia and the invitation of foreign settlers to Russia.
This has been presented in greater detail in the article Russia.The Mennonites were in touch with these settlements and this interchange of cultural ideas and stimulation was of mutual benefit.