Danubius International Conferences, 3rd International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Role of the Nobility in the Development of Navigation on the Danube (XIX - early XX centuries)

Liliya Tsyganenko
Last modified: 2013-05-24


The questions of the place and role of the nobility of Bessarabia in the development of transport Infrastructure of the region in the late 19th - early 20th centuries is disscused. The activity of Prince Y. Gagarin - the first founder of  shipping company on the Danube - Russian-Danube Shipping Company, which by 1886 evolved into a major joint-venture private limited transport in Bessarabia - Black Sea-Danube Shipping