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Leninsk-Kuznetski (lyĕ´nĬnsk-kōōznyĕt´skē), city (1989 pop. 165,000), S central Siberian Russia, on the Inya River. It is a coal center in the Kuznetsk Basin. Founded in 1864 as a mining settlement called Kolchygino, it was renamed in 1925 and underwent rapid development in the 1930s and during World War II.