Sergiu Bacalov, Activitatea militară a unor moldoveni în Rusia. Cazul neamului Abaza / The military activity of some moldovans in Russia. The case of the Abaza family / Молдаване в составе Русской Армии. На примере дворянского рода Абаза
Sergiu Bacalov, Activitatea militară a unor moldoveni în Rusia. Cazul neamului Abaza // Cohorta. Revistă de Istorie Militară, nr. 2, 2013, Chişinău, p 28-52. ISSN 1857-0100
The filiation of Abaza family who went to Russia in 1711, following the Ruler Dimitrie Cantemir in his new homeland, during the eighteenth century – the middle of the nineteenth century was an almost exclusively military character. In the second half of the nineteenth century – the beginning of the twentieth century, some representatives of Abaza family held ranks and important duties in the military system of the Russian Empire (such as General Viktor A. Abaza, Admiral Alexei M. Abaza and so on). Antiquarian documents let to conclude the return of some Russian filiation Abaza descendents (such as Major Afanasii A. Abaza, Valerian A. Abaza etc.) in the mid of the nineteenth century in their old homeland and settled to live in Podolia and Bessarabia.