However, despite an assiduous process of assimilation and denationalization, a significant portion of Bessarabian
elites maintained their identity and used the opportunity provided by the Russian Revolution to unite with Moldova's kin state Romania in 1918.
In addition to all that, one of us (HBW) claims to be Bessarabian
(now called Moldova) based upon his father's birthplace.
The more proletarian and artisanal backgrounds of Jews from Lithuania and Belorussia rendered them generally less suited to farming than their Ukrainian and Bessarabian
coreligionists, some of whom had previous experience as farmers and many as merchants trading agricultural goods.
5) Whereas the story citing the turmoil relayed that "Grave disorders throughout southern Russia" were being recounted by refugees arriving at the Bessarabian
frontier, the last of the articles above informed readers that,
The working hypothesis is that when there is a common religious affiliation, it normally is quite strong, even if there are also other elements included for describing cultural identity (ethnicity, language), they are distinct: in the Bessarabian
Orthodox Church there are functional models to manage diversity, based on a tradition of cohabitation with other ethnicities.
The poetic proclivity of Moldovan-born Oleg Woolf is everywhere present in his Bessarabian
Stamps, a prose work written in a lyrical style, unrestrained in its use of alliteration and allegory (see WLT, Nov.
When they notice Landsman's car, with its reek of plainclothesman hubris and its inflammatory double-S on the grille, they leave off yelling at one another and give Landsman the Bessarabian
The religious community's furious response was to pay Bessarabian
regulars of a Rumanian restaurant in Settle Street to attack the anarchists.
On the Slaughter" was the thirty-year-old Odessan Hayim Nahman Bialik's immediate response to the April 1903 pogroms in the Bessarabian
town of Kishinev, where some forty-nine Jews were slashed, hacked, and cudgeled to death, or drowned in outhouse feces, and hundreds were wounded over the course of several days.
What these cases seem to suggest is that police chiefs, appointed by the Romanians from among their most trusted civilians (Andrusin's background is particularly striking: as a Bessarabian
Moldovan he should have been well known to the Romanian authorities from before the Soviet occupation in 1940), selected those whom they considered their toughest men for executions.
In the next edition of his book (which I am certain will not be long in coming, given that the subject matter is of interest to so many people), oughtn't Andrei Oisteanu to be persuaded to include within the range of Romanian narcotic experiences the Bessarabian
phase with the pestle and mortar?
Radu met Caligula's owner, a Bessarabian
with the looks of a pirate, a skinhead dressed in a waterproof tracksuit, just like the three compatriots with whom he was in tow.