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

St. George’s Church in Chișinău (1819)
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

St. George’s Church in Chișinău (1819)

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

The present article offers a history of construction of St. George’s church in Chișinău in 1814-1819 on the basis of archive sources and historiography. From the very beginning this church was connected with many Chișinău figures. The church was erected in the advanced style of the Moldovan medieval churches with the help of Stavrache Costin, a former archpriest of Orhei and the architect Ion Zaiciuc from Bucovina. The architectural constituents of the monument are analyzed on the basis of the planimetric reproduction and visual observations. According to the author, St. George’s church is one of the most important architectural achievements of the 19th century in Chisinau, which developed architectural tradition of the Moldovan principality after the annexation of Bessarabia by the tsarist Russia.



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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