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(chēstô`pəl), city (1989 pop. 65,500), Tatarstan, E European Russia, on the Kuybyshev Reservoir. It is a grain-trading center and has machinery plants. Chistopol was chartered in 1781.
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a city under republic jurisdiction and the administrative center of Chistopol’ Raion, Tatar ASSR. Landing on the Kuibyshev Reservoir. Located 144 km southeast of Kazan. Population, 67,000 (Jan. 1, 1977). The Avtospetsoborudovanie Plant is located in Chistopol’. The city also has a watch and clock plant, a ship repair yard, a motor-vehicle repair plant, a plant producing liqueurs and spirits, a clothing factory, a knitwear factory, a foot wear factory, and a furniture factory. Educational and cultural institutions include a sovkhoz technicum, a medical school, a pedagogical school, a museum of local lore, and a people’s amateur theater.

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(64) The younger population, raised under the Soviet regime, was probably more patriotic, but they were by no means unanimous: Georgii Efron, who in September 1941 arrived in the Litfond orphanage in Chistopol', observed that "anti-Soviet conversations were rife among young people." (65)