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La Bessarabie. Étude historique, ethnographique et économique
Bessarabia. Historical, ethnographic and economic Study

Author(s): Antony Babel
Subject(s): History, Geography, Regional studies, Regional Geography, Recent History (1900 till today), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: CEEOL Collections / Digital Reproductions
Keywords: straits; Bosporus; Black Sea; Moldova; Bessarabia; Romania; Russian annexation of Bessarabia;
Summary/Abstract: Basically, the question of Bessarabia arises, now, as in the past, in relation to that of the Straits. The importance of Bessarabia's wheat lands may also have something to do with the attitude of the Russian government as it attempts to resume grain exports to Europe after several years of crop failures. or even starvation. But the main thing is not there. Since Finland, the Baltic States and Poland have severely restricted Russia’s access to the Baltic Sea, it has attached greater importance than ever to the Black Sea problem. // What the Soviets see above all in Bessarabia is a territory which would allow them to get closer to Constantinople and the Straits - which they continue to consider as the door of their house - and which, moreover, their would make it possible to control the mouths of the Danube. This, it seems, is the real meaning of their attitude on the Bessarabia question. In this area, as in many others, Bolshevik imperialism is a fairly exact continuation of the old Tsarist imperialism. (conclusion by the author) . // PUBLISHED BY LIBRAIRIE FÉLIX ALCAN (Paris)

  • Page Count: 360
  • Publication Year: 1926
  • Language: French