Category Archives: Moldova


CAHUL County in Romania between the world wars, a part of Bessarabia.   It lay east of the River Prut and south of Kishinev. Russian pre-1918, Soviet post-1940/1944, now in Moldova.

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Byzantine Empire

BYZANTINE EMPIRE   Also called in English the Eastern Roman Empire, the Later RomanEmpire, or from the Latin name of the Greek city of Byzantion, site of the later Constantinople, BYZANTIUM. 1. Origins. The Byzantine Empire was the continuation of the … Continue reading

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BUKOVINA     BUKOVYNA (Ukr);  BUCOVINA (Rom);  Buchenland (Ger). Region now mostly in the southern part of the western Ukraine but partly in northeastern Romania.   It lies between the Carpathians and the River Dniester, contains the upper waters of the River Siret … Continue reading

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BUJAK     BUDZHAK (Rus and Ukr);  BUGEAC (Rum);  Bucak (Tk). Region on the Black Sea coast, now in Ukraine, lying between the lowest course of the Danube, including its delta, and the estuary of the Dniester. It was part of the … Continue reading

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BOTOŞANI Northeasternmost județ (county) in present-day Romania (in former Moldavia), lying between the Rivers Siret and Prut.

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BESSARABIA     BASARABIA (Romanian);  BESSARABIIA (Russian). Region between the Rivers Pruth and Dniester, extending north- and northwestwards from the northern arm of the Danube delta to the district around Khotyn in the northwest; A province in Tsarist Russia, 1812-1917; A part … Continue reading

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