AUTHOR: Liliia TSYGANENKO
Danubius, XXXVIII - Supliment, Galaţi, 2020, pp. 177-188.
The issues of the repressive policy of the Soviet power, in the first year of its establishment on the territory of Southern Bessarabia, towards different representatives of the ethnic groups is here considered. Special attention is given to the analysis of the situation of the representatives of the Romanian nationality, who entered the top three of the most affected regional ethnic groups. Based on previously unknown sources, an attempt of a real assessment of the magnitude of the crimes done by Stalinism towards the Romanian people of Southern Bessarabia was made. The age, profession and place of residence, the most frequently used prosecution methods and prison terms for the so-called “public enemies” are also analyzed. With concrete examples, the falsity of the Soviet punitive system, the absence of real rights and freedom guarantees for the people of the country are shown.