Such a large-scale and time-consuming undertaking as an archaeological expedition requires serious preparation material base, an insane amount of approvals and solid scientific basis. Before laying the first pit, our historians have done enormous work on collecting information about Adzhider fortress in various historical sources.
Fortunately, the lack of material was not felt. Mentions of fortifications, which had to secure one of the most troubled parts of the border of the Empire, are quite common in various documents of the XVIII early XIX centuries. Along with the state securities, regulatory planning, construction and subsequent maintenance of the fortress bastion of Ovidiopol often occurs in the lives of military leaders of the time who were somehow involved in the stories of Adzhider.Dniester estuary was over, its opening was attended by de Ribas and de Wollan. Admiral de Ribas, thus, had the honor of the first to raise the flag over the strategically important military installation.
Suppose by military standards, the fortress was short-lived and never in its short stories entered into the battle, but its extremely good location, well-thought-out defensive system and most modern for those times artillery, Adzhider repulsed any enemys desire to go to the senseless assault. Isn`t it the greatest achievement of the military strategy? De Ribas and de Wolan did their job, and apparently - did well.