The theft of the relics of Saint Dimitri Basarabov from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Bucharest: a bizarre incident during the German occupation

The German occupation of the capital of Romania during the First World War was also marked by a bizarre incident, of a religious nature. On February 17, 1918, about 20 Bulgarian soldiers, allies of the Germans, stole the relics of Saint Dimitri Basarabov,...
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Queen Marie on the wandering path

For the royal family, the decision that Romania should enter the war came at a price demanded by the divine. From hospital to hospital, from Bucharest to Buftea to Cotroceni, Queen Marie, while trying to assist not only her family, but also the country, was hard...
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Declaration of Union of Bukovina with the Kingdom of Romania

The General Congress of Bukovina was called together at Cernauti on November 28, 1918, for the purpose of defining the political relations between Bukovina and the Kingdom of Romania. The representatives of the districts of Bukovina, after hearing a statement by...
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Daily life in occupied Romania: Tram traffic in Bucharest, strictly regulated by the German Military Police

Tram traffic in Bucharest in 1918 was strictly regulated by the occupying German troops. According to the “Tram regulations in Bucharest” which was in force starting with February 5, 1918 trams could circulate between 5:30 in the morning and 8:58-10:30 in the...
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The Bolshevik reaction to the entry of the Romanian troops in Bessarabia (January 1918)

The fall of Tsarism following the February Revolution in 1917 made it possible for Bessarabia to unite with Romania. The Moldavian delegates at the Congress of the Peoples of Russia, held in Kiev in September 1917, demanded a wide autonomy for Moldavia within...
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The Peace Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed on 3 March 1918 between the new Bolshevik government of Soviet Russia and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire), that ended Russia’s participation in World War I. The...

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Thomas Masaryk about the lack of perspective regarding the Austro-Hungarian Empire in an interview from August 1917

On the occasion of his trip to Kiev in the summer of 1917, Czech leader Thomas Masaryk gave an interview to a Romanian journalist of the România Mare (Greater Romania) newspaper. This publication, România Mare, was edited in Kiev by Romanian volunteers from the...