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Financial Policy of the Russian Occupation Regime in Galicia and Bukovina During the First World War: Modern Scientific Discourse

Liliya Tsyganenko, Svitlana Orlyk
Last modified: 2022-06-15


The problems of the history of the financial policy of the russian government in the occupied territories of Eastern Galicia and Northern Bukovina during the First World War are among the least studied in domestic and foreign historiography.

Today, the problem of the Russian occupation of Ukrainian lands is being updated in connection with the decision of russia to start an aggressive war against Ukraine on February 24, 2022, that is accompanied by looting, plundering and robbery, extreme violence, and physical destruction of the peaceful civilian population of the occupied territories, illegal introduction of the russian ruble into the temporarily occupied territory, export of grain bread and food and dismantling of industrial enterprises with their subsequent export to the territory of russia. In the light of modern realities, the analysis of modern domestic research on the financial and economic occupation policy of the Russian government during the First World War is often carried out in comparison with the behaviour of the russian occupation troops and their civilian occupation authorities in today's Russian-Ukrainian war.