On the 26th Rumanian troops attacked and captured Kishinev, the chief city in Bessarabia.
The entire liberal Russian press voiced its indignation against the Kishinev atrocities.
The horrors of 1891 were repeated and even excelled at Kishinev in 1903 as a result of this propaganda.
In the fall of 1903 the judicial investigation in connection with the spring pogrom in Kishinev was nearing its end.
One of the criminal haunts of these incendiaries was situated at that time in Kishinev, the capital of semi-Moldavian Bessarabia.
Other instigators from among the Kishinev intelligenzia appeared merely as witnesses.
In Kishinev, a second pogrom was feared, calling forth an intensified emigration to America.
At the preliminary examination he frankly confessed that he had intended to avenge the Kishinev massacre by killing Krushevan.