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Lenino-Kokushkino (Tatar and Russian: Ле́нино-Коку́шкино; Lenino-Kokuşkino), informally called Apaqay (Tatar: 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 (Tatar: Яңасала). Another name in use was the Russian Kokushkino (Russian: Кокушкино). Current name was adopted during the Soviet rule after Lenin.

The family of Vladimir Lenin owned an estate in Kokushkino, which was inherited from his maternal family, and served as the summer residence of the Ulyanov family during Lenin's childhood, and until his father Ilya's death. Lenin and his sister Anna also lived at the house in Kokushkino under a brief house-arrest, resulting from suspected involvement in his elder brother Aleksandr's revolutionary activity [1]. The former Ulyanov house where Lenin lived and spent his childhood summers is now a museum. In 1991, Lenino-Kokushkino Natural and Historical Reserve was established in the village.


Coordinates: 55°49′N 49°41′E / 55.817°N 49.683°E / 55.817; 49.683

  1. ^ Payne, Robert. The Life and death of Lenin, Pub: Simon & Schuster, New York 1964