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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"   vol. II [XVII], nr. 2

The relationships between Russian armies and native populations of the Moldavian and Romanian kingdoms in the ears of the Crimean war (1853-1856)
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

The relationships between Russian armies and native populations of the Moldavian and Romanian kingdoms in the ears of the Crimean war (1853-1856)

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. II [XVII], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie

The release of the Oriental Crisis at the middle of the XIX th century, and it’s evolution in a new European full-size war in 1853-1856, had dropped like a hard load for the Romanian population. Military occupation of the Kingdoms, at the 3 July 1853, brought about difficulties almost unbearable. At the beginning of the military occupation, in order to calm population, general Gorceakov had declared officially that it will be brief, and Russian Empire themselves will ensure all expenses necessary for this occupation. Nevertheless, Russian official data attested that, beginning with August 1853 until May 1854; native population of the Kingdoms had assured Russian armies with all necessary. Pretensions and necessities of the Russian authority had continuously grown-up. In this situation, the rulers of the Moldavian and Romanian Kingdoms abdicated. Over the official obligations imposed to the Romanian people by the Russian administration, they had had to tolerate the robberies, violence, and humility. The Russian soldiers often exceeded of their authorities and abused of natives. The difficult situation in the Kingdoms, where were dislocated Russian armies, had worsened when the Russian administration officially declared that it will not read anymore the grievances of the autochthons. From that moment, the conflicts between native population and Russian soldiers had had to solve local representatives of Russian administration. The Romanian people had had to support all the wrongdoings of the Russian soldiers, without the right to protest. The relationships established between Russian armies and the Romanian population in the ears of the Crimean war was violent and very difficult, and less of humanities. It was typically relationships between conqueror and submissive population.



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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