see QostanayQostanay,
or Kustanay
, city (1993 est. pop. 228,000), N Kazakhstan, on the Tobol River. It is an agricultural center and producer of chemical fibers. Rich iron deposits are nearby at Rudnyy.
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, Kazakhstan.
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In 1869-1879 the Orenburg Cossacks to the west founded the forts of Aktubinsk and Kustanay, which are now Kazakh cities.
In 1925 Stalin created a Kazakh autonomy within the RSFSR and, in spite of strong objections from the Russian population, transferred to the newborn Kazakh ASSR the overwhelmingly ethnic Russian provinces [oblast] from the Southern Ural and Siberian Regions of the RSFSR: Petropavlovsk, Kokchetav, Kustanay, Aktubinsk, Uralsk, Guriev, Akmolinsk, Pavlodar, Semipalatinsk and Ust-Kamenogorsk.