This territory belonged to Russia from 1812 to 1917. In 1818 the status of the Gypsies there was changed from "slave" (as it had been when the area was part of Moldova/Romania) to "serf."
   Romania regained the territory in 1917 but after 1945 it was retaken by the Soviet Union and divided between the Moldavian and Ukrainian republics.

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