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Jewish Families from Tiraspol, Moldova, Transnistria

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The city's name comes from the Greek name of the river Dniester Τυρας and ancient Greek. πολις - «city».

The Treaty of Iassy [Jassy] was signed by both Russia and Ottoman Empire on December 27, 1791 after the end of Russo-Turkish War of 1787-1792. As a result of this agreement, Russia acquired the Ochakov region between the west bank of the river South Bug and the river Dniester. Dniester River became the border between two territories. In 1792, to strengthen the new borders of the empire Russia began the construction of a series of forts along the left bank of the Dniester River (while on the right bank stood two powerful fortresses of Bender and Akkerman that belonged to the Turks).

At the conclusion of Treaty of Jassy, Cossacks of Ekaternoslavskaya cavalry, who on their way back home asked permission from Suvorov to settle on the left bank of the Dniester river area, became first Russian settlers in Sucleya (currently adjacent to Tiraspol, village of Sucleya).

In 1792, following the special order of Aleksandr Suvorov , Sredinnaya [Middle] Fortress was founded on the bank of the river Dniester. Construction was carried out under the leadership of de Ribas and engineer de Vollan.

In January 1792 Katherine II ordered Yekaterinoslav governor Vasily Kakhovsky to induct new territories to the Yekaterinoslav region, and to explore their resettlement plan. In September of the same year he made a number of proposals, including building a new town in the Sredinnaya Fortress. That is how Tiraspol was founded. (Source


This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from Tiraspol, Moldova, Transnistria.