MASSRMoldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
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Persons who until June 28, 1940 lived in Bessarabia, Northern Bukovina, Hertza County and MASSR and to their descendants, if at the adoption of the law, they resided on the territory of the Republic of Moldova;
When Romania lost Bessarabia in the Second World War, Moscow integrated it with the Transnistrian portion of the MASSR to form the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic (MSSR).
In both the MASSR and the MSSR the Soviet Union chose to artificially exaggerate the differences between Moldovans and Romanians in terms of language, culture and history in order to prevent future Romanian claims of the territory.