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Lenin Peak

Lenin Peak, formerly Kaufmann Peak kouf´mən [key], 23,405 ft (7,134 m) high, on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It is the highest point in the Trans-Alai range, and in the USSR its height was exceeded only by Communism Peak (now Ismoili Somoni Peak ) and Pobeda Peak. When it was renamed after Lenin in 1928 it was believed to be the highest point in the USSR.

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