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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"   vol. I [XVI], nr. 2

Economical Situation of Bessarabia before the Crimean War
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

Economical Situation of Bessarabia before the Crimean War

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. I [XVI], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie Chișinău, 2007

Unpublished documents and academic research prove that the Bessarabian economy before the Crimean War was aimed to satisfy necessities of the Russian Empire. In agriculture the most important branches were cultivation of cereals, gardening, horticulture and cattle breeding. These branches of agriculture had to supply Russian armies with farm products and transport. Industrial plants and factories were built, and their production was also of importance for the Russian military. The roads and bridges had both commercial and strategic importance. They permitted the troops to move quickly at the time of general mobilization. All this explains the tendency of the Russian administration to repair and maintain roads and bridges, and to construct the new ones. The favourable situations in the economy of the area convinced the Russian Empire that it should rely on the economical potential of the region for the supply of the Russian troops during the Crimean War.



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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