Virtual Museum Of The Union

Afabasie Chiriac (1891-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer, deputy of the country council elected by the First Congress of Moldovan Militants from all over Russia, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Alecu / Alexei Mateevici (1888 – 1917)

Poet, theologian and professor of theology at the Theological Academy in Kiev, then at the Seminary in Chisinau (1914-1916); enrolled in the Tsarist army, he was sent on the Romanian front and participated in the battles of Marasesti and Marasti. He participated in the Congress of Bessarabian Teachers, where he promoted the union of Bessarabia with Romania; unfortunately he did not get to see the national dream fulfilled, as he died of typhus in 1917. One of his poems, Limba noastră (Our language), written in 1917, was read after the signing of the Union act, being considered the most beautiful Romanian poetry dedicated to the Romanian language.

Alexandru Baltagă (1861-1941 Kazan Regional Hospital)

Bessarabian Romanian, priest, militant for the Union Bessarabia, member of the Social-Democratic Party, deputy from the Orthodox Priesthood in Bessarabia, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania. After the union of President of the Council of Orthodox Clergy of Bessarabia. In 1940 arrested by the NKVD, he died in the regional hospital in Kazan.

Alexandru Groppa (1879-?)

Bessarabian Romanian student, arrested, cooperative member of the Zemstve Guberniale Governance, elected by the Moldavian National Party deputy in the Country Counsel, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Alexandru Marghiloman (1854 – 1925).

Conservative politician, judge, lawyer, deputy; Germanophile by structure and belief, he remained in the territory occupied by the troops of the Central Powers and mediated between the population and the German occupants, trying to limit the abuses of the latter. Representing the moderate faction of pro-German politicians, he assumed the leadership of the government at a critical moment for the Romanian state - the armistice with the Central Powers and the negotiation of a separate peace after the collapse of the Russian front; he negotiated the unification of Bessarabia with Romania with the representatives of the Country Council, and also obtained the consent of Germany. He participated in the act of the union in Chisinau and made arrangements for its recognition. He was considered a traitor because he signed the peace in Bucharest (April 1918), but later his role in the making of Greater Romania was acknowledged.

Alexandru Morariu (1881-1940 deported, disappeared without a trace)

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer, elected in the council of the country as representative of Hotin County, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, was deported to Karelia, his wife in Tiumeni, disappeared without a trace, his wife was repatriated in 1956.

Anatolie Moraru (1895-1969)

Bessarabian Romanian , officer in the Great War, elected deputy in the council of Moldavian Military Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Andrei Scobiolă (1884-1971)

Bessarabian Romanian, professor, member of the Socialist Revolutionary Moldovan Party, mobilized in the Tsarist army, founded the Moldovan Military Committee in 1917 in Iasi, deputy of the council of the country elected by the Moldovan Military Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania; deputy of Romania Entire.

Anton Caraman (1880-?)

Bessarabian Romanian,farmer, elected deputy in the Country Counsel at the 3rd of the of the Peasant Delegates, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Anton Crihan (1893 – 1993)

Politician and university professor; graduate of the Faculty of Economics in Odessa, officer in the First World War; in 1917 he organized in Odessa, together with other Bessarabians, the Moldavian Cohorts for the defense of the population against the Russian troops that were plundering the territory of Bessarabia; elected deputy in the Country Council by the Moldavian Military Congress, he joined the “Moldavian Bloc” Faction (one of the four factions within the Council); Vice-President of the Agrarian Commission. He continued his activity as member of the Parliament of Romania between 1919 and 1932; Doctor in Economic Sciences from the Sorbonne; professor in Iasi and Chisinau; he fled to Yugoslavia and then to France at the end of the Second World War; he immigrated to the United States and became a member of the Romanian National Committee in exile.

Boris Epure

Bessarabian Romanian, elected deputy in Balti Country Council, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Chiril Sbierea (1891-?)

Bessarabian Romanian from Cahul, student, mobilized, elected deputy in the council of Moldavian Military Counsel, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Chiril Spinei (1884-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, clerk, soldier of the Moldovan Military Executive Committee in Crimea, headquartered in Sevastopol, who elects him deputy in the council of the country, voter of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Constantin Bivol (1885- 12.III.1942, Cistopol Penitentiary, Russia)

Bessarabian Romanian ,farmer, member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party, elected deputy in the Country Counsel on behalf of the Central Moldovan Executive Committee, voted the Union of Bessarabia.

Constantin Brăescu (1873-1929)

Bessarabian Romanian, Colonel in the Tsarist Army, Commander of the Moldavian Cavalry Regiment, General and Minister of War of the Moldovan Democratic Republic, after the Command Union of the Bessarabian Territorial Units.

Constantin Stere (1865 – 1936)

Bessarabian politician; member, since high school, of the nationalist movement in Russia; arrested for revolutionary activity, he was tried, convicted and jailed in Siberia (1886-1892). After his liberation he came to Iaşi where he attended the Law Faculty; he began a teaching career, becoming a university professor and even a rector. During the German occupation he settled in Bucharest; he opposed any alliance with the Tsarist Empire. Alexandru Marghiloman noted in volume III of his 1918 political notes: “Stere warmly spoke to me about a project of personal alliance with Emperor Wilhelm (…). A strong Romania cannot be done with a monarchy that trembles in front of the parties. Our dynasty lacks the power of tradition. It has to draw power from the outside”. Being Bessarabian, he participated in the negotiations held in Bucharest with the representatives of the Country Council, in February/ March 1918, regarding the finding of the right moment for the union of Bessarabia with Romania. He went to Chisinau where he engaged in negotiations with all the factions; he was elected member of the Country Council (27 March - 25 November 1918), then, after the union, its president (2 - 25 April 1918). He had a major contribution in the negotiation and realization of the union of Bessarabia with Romania, in the dynamisation, in only a few days, of the Bessarabian political life and in deciding the union. He was decorated by King Ferdinand, on March 30 / April 12, 1918, with the order “Steaua României” (the Star of Romania), being forgiven for the mistakes in his past and his role in the Union of Bessarabia with Romania being acknowledged. He was elected deputy of Soroca in the first Parliament of Greater Romania.

Daniel Ciugureanu (1885 – 1950)

Politician, physician; graduate of the Theological Seminary in Chisinau and of the Faculty of Medicine of the University in Kiev (1913); in 1912 he was arrested for national activity by the Tsarist Okhrana (the Department for Protecting the Public Security and Order); he worked as doctor in various hospitals in Bessarabia. He was elected member of the Moldavian National Parliament and in January 1918 he formed a new cabinet recognized by the Country Council on 16 January 1918. Minister without portfolio, then vice president of the Chamber of Deputies; senator, president of the Romanian Senate. He was military doctor during the Second World War. He was arrested on May 5, 1950, and died in the prison in Sighetu Marmatiei (his tomb is unknown).

 

Dimitrie Cărăuș (1892-1955)

Bessarabian Romanian, student at Odessa, member of the Moldavian National Party, mobilized, elected in the council of the country, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania. After the Union deputy and senator of Great Romania.

Dimitrie Marchitan (1886-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer, deputy in the country council elected by the Peasant Congress of Bessarabia, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Dumitru Groppa (1895-1970)

Bessarabian Romanian, second lieutenant in the Russian army, elected deputy in the Councils of the Country by the Moldavian National Party and on March 27, 1918, voted the Union of Bessarabia with the Romanian Kingdom.

Dumitru Mârza (1894-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, organized a battalion of Moldavians in Ecaterinoslav, elected deputy in the Country Counsel by the Moldovan Military Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia.

Elefterie Sinicliu (1895-1979)

Romanian Basarabian, member of the Revolutionary Socialist Party, organized the Moldovan artillery in Ekaterinoslav and Odessa in 1917, participated in the Moldovan Military Congress, elected in the council of the country, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, deputy of Romania, deputy mayor of Chisinau.

ELENA ALISTAR (1873 – 1955)

Physician and politician; she attended the Eparchial School in Chisinau; she was a teacher at Văleni, Roşu, Zarnesti; Between 1909-1916 she attended the Faculty of Medicine in Iasi; she was arrested in 1914 for „nationalist activity” and „pro-Romanian agitation”. In 1916 she was mobilized in the army as a military doctor. She was a member of the Moldavian National Party, on whose lists she was elected deputy in the Country Council (the only woman who was part of it). Director of the Eparchial School of Girls in Chisinau (1918 - 1938); founder of the Cultural League of Bessarabian Women and the Romanian Women’s Group; was part of the leadership of the People’s Party. In 1940 she fled to Romania; she died in Pucioasa in 1955.

Emanoil Cateli (1883- 18 February 1943, Prison No. 4 in Cistopol)

Career Military, Bessarabian politician, farmer, was chairman of the Moldavian National Committee in Odessa in 1917 and one of the initiators of the Country Councils. After the union he became a great owner and farmer, prefect of Balti from the National Liberal Party. He was arrested on 5 July 1940 by the NKVD in Balti and imprisoned in Chisinau. Accused of counter-revolutionary activity, he said he resisted the establishment of Soviet power in Bessarabia and was hostile to Bolshevism. He died in prison no. 4 in Cistopol or in the correction labor camp no. 5 in Sverdlovsk.

Ernest Broşteanu (1869 – 1932)

General during the First World War, he was one of those who fought and resisted in Dobrogea in the autumn of 1916, being wounded and decorated for his courage; after returning to the front, he took the command of the 11th Infantry Division, with which he participated in the battle of Marasesti. Also at the head of the 11th Infantry Division he entered in Bessarabia, at the order of the Romanian government, defending the inhabitants of Bessarabia from the attacks and robberies of the Russian soldiers withdrawing.

Gheorghe Buruiană (1885-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, participates in the founding of the Moldavian National Party, delegated in January 1918 in Iasi, to ask for Romania's help against the Bolshevik Russian bands what theorize Bessarabia. Deputy in the Country Council of the Bessarabian Union of the Peasant Cooperators, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Gheorghe Mare (1881-1962)

Bessarabian Romanian, soldier in the Tsarist army, member and delegate of the Soldiery Moldavian Committee, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania

Gheorghe Năstase (1896-1985)

Bessarabian Romanian, teacher, member of the Moldavian National Party, elected deputy in the council of the country by the Moldovan Executive Committee, secretary of the Agrarian Commission, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, in 1919 he was part of the delegation he demonstrated the Romanians of Bessarabia at the Peace Conference at Paris.

Gheorghe Stavriev (Stavru) (1885-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer, member of the Revolutionary Socialist Party, deputy from the peasants, joined the Peasant Fraction, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Gheorghe Tudor (1885-1974)

Bessarabian Romanian, teacher, journalist, participant in the Great War, member of the Moldovan National Party, deputy in the country council elected by the 1st Congress of the Moldavian Military, secretary of the drafting commission and then The County Councils Liquidation Commission, voted Unirea Basarabiei with Romania.

Gherman Pântea (1894 – 1968)

Teacher; officer during the First World War. He met with Alexandr Kerenski (the head of the Russian provisional government) and then with I.V. Lenin to persuade them to create Moldavian military units. He was elected vice-president of the Congress of Moldavian Soldiers (October 20, 1917) and in the first autonomous Bessarabian government he was vice-minister of War. After the Union he was mayor of Chisinau (1923, 1927-1928, 1932) and during the Second War mayor of Odessa (1941-1944). He was included on the list of war criminals, although he was one of those who protested against the anti-Semitic policy of the Antonescu government; his case was closed by the Allied Control Commission following the intervention of Marshal Tolbuhin, whose sister he had rescued during the war. He hid in Craiova, Sibiu and Bucharest with false documents, but was arrested in 1949, investigated by Alexandru Nicolschi and sentenced, after 3 years of imprisonment, to 10 years in prison. He was incarcerated in Jilava, Aiud, Ocnele Mari, Pitesti, Poarta Albă. He was pardoned in 1955; even though he was permanently surveilled by the Department of State Security, he refused to be used for propaganda purposes; he died, under suspicious conditions (apparently poisoned), on February 1, 1968.

Grigore Cazacliu (1892-1959)

Bessarabian Romanian, a student in Kiev and Iasi, vice president of the Moldavian residency committee in Iasi, then from Chisinau, delegated to the Country Counsel by the Moldovan Military Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania. He participated in the Union of Bessarabia, the Union of Bukovina and the Union of Transylvania, Banat, Crişana and Maramureş together with Mr. Halippa. Deputy of Soroca in the Great Romanian Parliament.

Gurie Grosu (1877 – 1943)

Graduate of the Theological Seminary in Chisinau and then of the Theological Academy in Kiev; he became a monk under the name Gurie; he was involved in the Bessarabian national struggle; he founded the religious magazine “Luminătorul”; he returned to Bessarabia after the Russian revolution of February 1917; founder of the Moldavian National Party. In 1917 he published the first Latin-script book in Bessarabia: The Moldavian Spelling Book. It was he who officiated the religious service held at the opening of the Country Council and Te Deum which consecrated the Union. After the union he became the first Romanian bishop of Bessarabia, from 1928 until 1936. At his death he was buried in the cemetery of the Cernica monastery.

Ignație Budișteanu (1888-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer, deputy in the council of the country elected by the 3rd Peasant Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Ilarion Buiuc (1891-?)

Romanian Basarabian, a farmer from Orhei, elected deputy in the Country Counsel by the Moldovan Military Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia.

Ion Buzdugan (1887 – 1967)

Poet, writer under several pseudonyms (Nica Românaş, Ion Campeanu) and politician; graduate of the Faculty of Law in Iasi, with a PhD in Economics from the University of Cernãuţi; professor; elected deputy in the Country Council by the Moldavian Military Congress; one of the supporters of the union with Romania, he was the secretary of the Presidium of the Country Council (1917-1919), in which quality he signed the Union Act. A significant personality, his contribution was important in deciding the Union; deputy then senator of the Balti County in the Parliament of Romania; experienced translator of Alexandr Pushkin and Sergei Yesenin.

Ion Cazacliu (1870-1933)

Bessarabian Romanian, insurance agent from Soroca, elected deputy in the council of congregations and adhered to the Moldovan Bloc faction, voted the Union of Bessarabia, a member of the Budget Committee of the Country Counsel.

Ion Codreanu (1879-1949)

Bessarabian peasant, World War I combatant and member of the Moldovan National Committee in Odessa. He continued his activity by participating in the Students' Congress, then at the Bessarabian Peasants' Congress and the Bessarabian Teachers' Congress, militating for independence and union. A former deputy from the Moldovan Military Congress and one admitted to the Moldovan Bloc Faculty from the Country Counsel, working in the Agrarian Commission II. Member of the Romanian delegation at the Peace Conference in Paris (1919-1920), he was elected a member of the Romanian Parliament in several legislatures, being a member of the National Peasant Party. In 1940 he was arrested by the NKVD Balti town, IAR version 1941, returned to Romania through a prisoner exchange - on the principle of "Romanian patriot against Soviet patriot Unui" - in the place of Ana Pauker (Robinson), Agent : the Communist Party and leader of the Communist Party of Romania.
 

Ion Ignatiuc (1893-1943 the camp no. 5 of R.A.S.S. Tatar)

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer, sailor of the Black Sea Tsarist fleet during the war, member of the Moldovan Party of Revolutionary Socialists, elected deputy in the council of the country by the Moldovan Military Congress, joined the Moldavian militarily-peasant group, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania; after the primary union of the village of Pepeni, arrested by NKVD in July 1940 and deported, dies in the camp.

Ion Inculet (1884-1940)

Bessarabian politician; graduate of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the Imperial University in Sankt Petersburg (1906-1911); collaborator, under pseudonym, at the “Bessarabia” newspaper - the first Romanian-language publication in the province; deputy commissioner of the Bessarabia governorate; he was elected delegate in the Country Council (September 21, 1917 - November 27, 1918) and then its president; on March 27, 1918 he voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania; Minister without Portfolio in the First Cabinet of Greater Romania; Minister of State for Bessarabia in the Cabinets: Al. Marghiloman, Coanda, I.C. Brătianu, A.Văitoianu (1918-1920); Minister of State in the Cabinets: Vaida-Voevod (1920), Alexandru Averescu (1921), Ion I.C. Bratianu (1926), Minister of Health and Social Care in several cabinets; Minister of Internal Affairs in several governments (1933-1936).

Ion Păscăluță (1890-1988)

Bessarabian Romanian, non-commissioner, organizer of the Odessa Soldierly Committee, vice-president of the Moldovan Military Congress in October 1917, elected deputy in the Country Council, administrator of the Palace of the Country Council, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Ion Pelivan (1876 – 1954)

Writer, politician; he was arrested during his student years because he was a member of a Bessarabian nationalist group and he was deported to the north of Russia, to Arkhangelsk; a fighter for the rights of the Romanians in Bessarabia; founder, in 1906, of the first Romanian-language newspaper in the province, “Bessarabia”. In 1917, he participated in the foundation of the Moldavian National Party; he was elected president of the Country Council, a position that he gave up to Ion Inculet. After the Union he participated, as member of the Romanian delegation, at the Peace Conference in Paris (1919-1920). He was a member of the Peasant National Party, a member of the Parliament of Romania, leader of the Transylvanian Association for Romanian Literature and the Culture of the Romanian Nation (the Bessarabian branch); he died in 1954 in the Sighet prison.

Ion T. Costin (1887-1940)

Bessarabian Romanian, lawyer, member of the Moldavian National Party, member of the Party council, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, deputy and senator of Great Romania, founder of "Gazeta Bessarabiei", also published in the newspapers " Sfatul Țării" and "Dreptatea".

Ion Tudose (1884-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer, soldier sent to the German front, deputy in the Country Counsel on the Moldovan Military Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Ion Valută (1894-1987)

Bessarabian Romanian, student in Odessa, contributes to the introduction of Romanian language courses, member of the Country Council from the "Renaşterea" Society of Odessa, member of the school committee, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Leonida Țurcan (1895-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, military, elected deputy in the Country Counsel by the Moldovan Military Congress from all over Russia, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Mihail Minciună (1884-1935)

Bessarabian Romanian journalist, elected in the council by the Moldovan Military Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, deputy in the first Parliament of Great Romania.

N. Ciornei (1892-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, member of the Odessa Moldavian Committee, helps organize the Bessarabian soldiers, then assures the order in the region of Orhei, designated by the Congress of the Moldavian Soldiers deputy in the Country's advice from Ismail.

Nichita P. Smochină (1894 – 1980)

Born in Transnistria; philosopher, journalist, historian, officer in the Tsarist army (1915-1918); he fought in Persia and Turkey and was decorated and ennobled by Tsar Nicholas II. In May 1917 he participated in the Congress of the Non-Russian Russian People from the Caucasus, where he asked for rights for the Moldavians. He met Lenin in Petrograd, who urged him to fight for independence and the introduction of the national language in schools. In 1918 he returned to Tiraspol, part of the new Ukrainian People's Republic, where he organized the Transnistrian Moldavian Congress. He was elected a deputy in the Central Council (the Parliament) of Kiev, where he demanded rights for the Romanians and opposed the idea of Ukraine invading Bessarabia; following the occupation of Transnistria by the Red Army he fled to Chisinau and then to Iasi. He was a doctor of law of the Sorbonne University. He was remarked by the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolae Titulescu in Geneva in 1933, when he supported at the League of Nations the rights of the Moldavians from the Soviet Union and organized the Committee of Moldavian Refugees from the Soviet Union. He was elected member of the Romanian Academy. He had the courage to tell King Carol II that it was a mistake to give up Bessarabia without a fight; he refused to be governor of Transnistria. After the war he was the administrator of the Tituleşti estate, under a false name. His eldest son, Alexandru, was arrested and deported to Siberia. After 1965 the Romanian Communist authorities requested him to continue his researches on the problem of the Romanians in the USSR, as he argued against the existence of the Moldavian people and the Moldavian language

Nicolae Alexandri

Romanian from Bucovina Country, publicist, founder of the newspaper "Cuvântul Moldovenesc" in collaboration with Pan Halippa, member of the Country Counseling Bureau, old-age councilor of the country council, elected deputy from the Moldovan Cultural Society, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania. Senator and Vice-President of the Romanian Parliament.

Nicolae Grosu (1891-1970)

Bessarabian Romanian, student in Petrograd, officer of the Moldavian Cohort, elected deputy in the Country Counsel of Moldovan Militants, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania. After Professor of Mathematics Union in Balti and Iasi. On June 27, 1940, he went to Chisinau to try in vain the conquest of Bessarabia.

Nicolae Ion Bosie-Codreanu (1887-1963)

Son, a Bessarabian politician. He was a member of the Country Council alongside his father, Nicholas Bosie-Codreanu (1859-1926). Both voted for the union. If his father was station chief at Cazatin in Hotin County, his son was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute in Kiev. Elected in December 1917 General Director of Communications of Bessarabia, deputy from the railroad, elected chairman of the Mandate Commission. Member of the Moldavian National Party, he was part of the Country Councils, the faction of the Moldovan Bloc. In January 1918 he was part of the delegation that went to Iasi to ask for the help of the Romanian government. He voted on the Union on 27 March 1918. After the union he continued his career in CFR, being CFR operating director, and headed the Bucharest Bessarabian Circle.

Nicolae Mămăligă (1880-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer, elected deputy by the 3rd Congress of the Peasants of Bessarabia, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Nicolae Secară (1894-1942 Gulag, Penza)

Bessarabian Romanian, student at the Moscow Agricultural Institute, elected deputy in the Russian Duma, organized the Bessarabians from the military units of Odessa, elected deputy in the council of the Moldavian Military Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania. Arrested in 1942, deported died in Penitentiary no. 1 in the Penza region.

Nicolae Șoltuz (1864-1940)

Bessarabian Romanian,  member of the Country Council of the Zemstvei in Soroca, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, Mayor of Soroca City.

Nicolae Suruceanu (1891-1968)

Bessarabian Romanian, student, officer in the Russian army, elected deputy in the Country Counsel by the Central Executive Committee of Moldovan Militants in Chisinau, votes the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Onisifor Ghibu (1883 – 1972)

Politician, professor; he studied history and philology in Budapest; he fled to Chisinau where he founded several Romanian-language publications: Ardealul (1917-1918); Școala Moldovenească (1917); România nouă (1918); Cuvânt moldovenesc (1926-1927); he brought great personalities to Chisinau, such as George Enescu, Mihail Sadoveanu and the troupe of the National Theater in Iasi; he elaborated the program of the Moldavian National Party; although proposed in the Country Council as a representative of the press, his name is not on the lists; member of the Romanian Academy; arrested in 1945 (incarcerated in Caracal), re-arrested in 1956 and released in 1958; he lived isolated until the end of his life. On 31 October 1956 he sent a memo on the issue of Bessarabia to Nichita Khrushchev and Nicolai Bulganin.

Pantelimon Erhan (1884 – 1971)

Politician, member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party; he came from Petrograd at Kerenski's urge and was elected in the Country Council by the Peasants’ Provincial Soviet; he was an active member and spoke at the opening of the Country Council. He was elected as leader of the first cabinet of the Republic on December 7, 1917. He called for the intervention of the Entente and the Romanian Army to stabilize the situation. He was brought before a revolutionary court and forced by the Bolsheviks, under threat of death, to sign a protest telegram against the entry of the Romanian troops into Bessarabia. He was saved from death by Mihail Popa, the commander of the 1st Moldavian regiment. He voted for the Union and became General Director (Minister) of Education for Bessarabia; he was senator in the Parliament of Romania. In 1940 he left for Bucharest, where he lived until 1971.

Pantelimon Halippa (1883 – 1979)

Bessarabian politician, graduate of the Theological Seminary in Chisinau (1898-1904); he attended the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the University in Dorpat (Iuriev), then the Faculty of Letters of the University in Iasi; he edited the Bessarabia newspaper, then, from 1913, the Cuvântul Moldovenesc newspaper; member of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party, delegate of the Bessarabian peasantry at the Congress of the Peasants’ Union from the whole Russia; founder of the Moldavian National Party (March 1917), member of the Country Council (21 November 1917-18 February 1919), Vice-President of the Country Council; after the Union he was appointed Minister of State for Bessarabia (1919-1927), Minister of Public Works, Minister of Labor, Health and Social Welfare; he was deputy and senator in the Parliament of Romania; arrested in 1950 and sentenced to 2 years in prison, he was imprisoned at Sighet. In 1952 he was handed over to the Soviets who held him in a KGB prison where he was asked to prove that the Union of Bessarabia with Romania was not legitimate. Convicted to 25 years of hard labor by the Ukrainian Military Tribunal in Chisinau, he was taken to Siberia. He was released in 1955 and brought to Romania where he was held in the Aiud and Gherla prisons, without any conviction, until 1957. Although permanently investigated by the Department of State Security, he organized in his home clandestine meetings of the Bessarabians. In 1968 he asked for approval for the organization of the 50th anniversary of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania; he sent memoirs to Charles de Gaulle and Richard Nixon showing the Soviet abuses, being tacitly supported in his documentary work by the Communist authorities.

Paul Gore (1875 – 1927)

Historian and heraldist, lawyer and politician, justice of the peace; deputy of the nobility and vice-president of the Bessarabian Zemstvo in 1910, when he asked for the introduction of the Romanian language in schools (however, the Moldavian School Commission was established only in 1917); he was also stand-in governor of Bessarabia. During the First World War he was director of the Red Cross. He was president of the Moldavian National Party, an artisan of the Union and the first inhabitant of Chisinau to put up a Romanian flag on his house. After the Union he was elected honorary member of the Romanian Academy, continuing his work as historian and heraldist.

Pavel Cocârlă (1894-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, carpenter, member of the Revolutionary Socialist Party, elected deputy in the Country Counsel by the Third Congress of the Peasants of Bessarabia, votes the Union of Bessarabia with Romania

Petru Cazacu (1871 – 1956)

Physician, journalist and politician; in his youth he was accused of revolutionary activity and fled to Romania. A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of the University in Bucharest, he returned to Independent Bessarabia and was elected in the Country Council. He was also Minister of Finance and President of the Council of General Directors of Bessarabia (Prime-Minister). After the Union he held several positions including general secretary of the Ministry of Health and deputy in the Parliament of Romania. Author of several books on the union including, Moldavia between the Prut and the Dniester Rivers 1812-1918, Ten years since the Union. Moldavia between the Prut and the Dniester, 1918-1928.

Simion Galețchi (1887-1943)

Bessarabian Romanian, contributes to the formation of a Moldavian battalion in Odessa in 1917, arrived in Chisinau participates in the formation of the Central Committee of Soldierly Moldavian, elected deputy in the Councils of the Country from the Third Congress of the Peasants of Bessarabia, the Union of Bessarabia votes with Romania.

Ștefan Botnariuc (1875-1941, penitentiary no. 1 from Penza, Russia)

Bessarabian Romanian,  farmer, elected deputy in the Country Counsel from the Gubernial Executive of the Peasant Deputies, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, Senator of Entire Romania.

Ştefan Ciobanu (1883 – 1950)

Historian, professor; graduate of the Faculty of Letters of the University in Kiev; he returned to Bessarabia in early 1917 and joined the Revolutionary National Liberation Movement in May 1917. He distinguished himself as a promoter of the Union and was one of the active participants in the Teachers' Congress. He was elected in the Country Council and became one of the leaders of the Bessarabian Romanians, being a member of the board of directors of the Country Council and the head of the Education Ministry. After the Union he was Minister of Education for Bessarabia, between 1918 and 1921; he published the first Romanian-language spelling book for the schools in Bessarabia. Professor in Chisinau and then in Bucharest, member of the Romanian Academy (since 1918); secretary, starting with 1925, of the Bessarabian branch of the Transylvanian Association for Romanian Literature and the Culture of the Romanian Nation; collaborator to many newspapers and magazines; he supported the national culture his entire life, being vice-president of the Romanian Academy between 1944 and 1948.

Ștefan Holban (1886-1961)

Bessarabian Romanian, professor, interpreter on the Romanian language, elected deputy in the council of the country by the Congress of the Moldavian Military, was withdrawn from office in January 1918, did not participate in the voting of the Union, member in the council for the liquidation of the council, arrested in 1957 and convicted at 15 years in prison, was in Jilava, Gherla, Botosani.

Teodor (Feodor) Herța (1891-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, deputy in the Country Counsel from Orhei County, elector of the Union of Bessarabia with the Romanian Kingdom.

Teodor (Feodor) Neaga (1880-1943)

Bessarabian Romanian, Middle School Teacher, President of the First Congress of Moldovan Teachers and Teachers, elected in the Country Counsel by the Union of Moldovan Pedagogues in Bessarabia, voter of Union of Bessarabia, Member of Romania Enrolled

Teodor (Feodor) Suruceanu (1866-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, landowner, elected deputy in the Country Council on behalf of the Guberniale Zemstwa, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Teodor Uncu (1881-1940 prison in Chisinau)

Bessarabian Romanian, functional post and telegraph, elected deputy in the Country Councils by postal and telegraph officials from Chisinau, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, arrested on 17 July 1940 by NKVD, dies in the prison in Chisinau.

Teodosie (Feodosie) Bârcă (1893-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, teacher, member of the leadership of Zemstvei in Soroca, elected deputy in the council of the country, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Teodosie (Feodosie) Cojocariu (1879 – prison no. 1 from Chișinău January 23, 1941)

Bessarabian Romanian, military deputy in the council of the country, from the council of the Peasants, one of the leaders of the council of the country, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, mayor of the city of Chisinau 1919-1920, was arrested in August 1940, died in prison no. 1 from Chisinau on January 23, 1941.

Teofil Ioncu (1885 – 1954)

Politician; president of the Moldavian National Party which was formed in 1917, he participated in the Congress of Russian Nationalities in Kiev and attended the works of the Ukrainian Central Council as a representative of Bessarabia. He was elected deputy in the Country Council and chairman of the Constitutional Commission in May-June 1918; Minister of Finance in the Government of the Republic of Moldavia.

Timofei Silistraru (1895-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, officer, delegate of the Moldovan Soldiers' Congress in the Country Counsel, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Vasile Bârcă (1884-1949)

Bessarabian Romanian, peace judge, elected deputy in the council of the country by the Soroca Assembly, after the primary union of Chisinau.

Vasile Cerescu (Ciorăscu) (1886-?)

Bessasrabian Romanian, member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party, deputy in the Country Counsel elected by the Third Regional Congress of the Peasants, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Vasile Cijevschi (1880-1931)

Bessarabian Romanian, diplomat, orientalist, officer in the Russian army, president of the Moldavian soldiers' congress, military commissioner of Bessarabia with V. Cijevshi, deputy in the country council elected by the Central Moldovan Military Committee, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania after the war was an official at Chisinau City Hall.

Vasile Gafencu (1886-1942)

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer, elected deputy in the Country Counsel on behalf of the Moldovan Executive Committee in Odessa, voted the Union of Bessarabia. Arrested in 1940, taken to Gulag, is not known where he died.

Vasile Ghenzul (1885-1969)

Bessarabian Romanian, "Apostle of Basarabian Co-operation", the founder of the Moldovan Word, elected deputy in the City Council by city halls, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, journalist and memorialist in the last years of his life.

Vasile Lascu (1861-1932)

Bessarabian Romanian, journalist, dramaturgist, elected deputy in the Country Counsel by the Union of Journalists from Bessarabia, member of the drafting committee, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Vasile Mândrescu

Bessarabian Romanian, farmer from Orhei, member of the Country Council, voted the Union.

Vasile Stroescu (1845 – 1926)

Politician; law graduate with studies in Moscow, Petersburg and Berlin, judge at the court in Hotin; he founded schools in Bessarabia and Transylvania, supporting the Transylvanian political and cultural leaders, Octavian Goga being among them. He supported the national movement of Bessarabia also financially. He was elected honorary president of the Moldavian National Party, and after the Union he was elected Senator in a Transylvanian circumscription.

Vasile Țanțu (1885-1937)

Bessarabian Romanian, teacher, mobilized, sent to the Great General Headquarters on the Romanian front, secretary of the Communist Committee on the Romanian Front, military commissioner of Bessarabia with V. Cijevschi, president of the Country Council's Office, elected deputy in the council of the country, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Vitalie Zubac (1895-?)

Bessarabian Romanian, officer, deputy in the council of the country elected by the Military Military Congress, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Vlad (Vladimir) Chiorescu (1888-1969)

Bessarabian Romanian, local bank inspector, co-worker, elected deputy in the Land Council from the Basarabian Union of Loans and Loans, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, deputy in the Parliament of Great Romania.

Vladimir (Vlad) Bogos (1893-1950)

Bessarabian Romanian, student of Medicine in Kiev, organizer of the Romanian Students' Society in Kiev and Odessa, elected deputy in the Country Counsel by the Society "Awakening" in Ukraine, votes the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, after union primary doctor in Hotin County, deputy.

Vladimir Budescu (1868-1941)

Bessarabian Romanian, lawyer, political, member of the Country Council, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

Vladimir Cristi (1880-1956)

Politician; he studied law in Moscow and agronomy in Pari; Revolutionary Provincial Commissioner of Bessarabia; realizing the danger represented by the incorporation of Bessarabia into Ukraine, he went to Kiev along with Pantelimon Erhan, where he contested this plan and negotiated with Kerenski the autonomy of Bessarabia. He was elected deputy in the Country Council on behalf of the Third Congress of the Peasant Delegates; member of the Commission for the Fight against Anarchy and for Supplies; deputy in the Romanian Parliament and minister for Bessarabia in the Iorga government (1931-1932); Mayor of Chisinau (1938-1940); he fled to Austria in 1944, but was arrested by the NKVD and taken to the Soviet Union; sent back to Romania, he was imprisoned in the Vacaresti prison, where he died.

Vladimir Herta / Hertza (1868 – 1924)

Lawyer, politician, vice-president of the Moldavian National Party and the Moldavian Cultural Society; considered the “spiritual father of the Country Council”, he played an important role in the act of the Union. He was chairman of the Moldavian School Commission and participated in the Congress of Bessarabian Teachers in May 1917. He was mayor of Chisinau between 1918 and 1919, replacing mayor Carol Schmidt (the longest-serving mayor of the city, who opposed the union); member of the Romanian delegation at the Peace Conference in Paris (1919-1920); with a good knowledge of Bessarabia’s history and owning a collection of rare documents, he founded the Romanian League of Bessarabia in 1919.

From his intervention at the Congress of Moldavian Teachers – “Moldavian Teachers and Political Work”, 1917

Zamfir Munteanu

Bessarabian Romanian, deputy in the Country Counsel from the Moldovan Executive Central Committee of the Council of Soldiers Delegates and Officers, voted the Union of Bessarabia with Romania

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