Bessarabia is a region between the rivers Prut and Dniester. It was a part of Moldavia before 1812, with several districts under direct Ottoman rule. After the defeat of the Turks by Russia, between 1812–1918 it became part of Russia. It was next a part of Rumania between 1918–40; After 1940 it was returned to Russia. The larger (central) part is in Moldova; the extreme northern and southern sections in the Ukraine.
A link to information on Duma Lists from Bessarabia by Michael Steinore
Kamenka a town in Bessarabia
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