Identifying town name from WW1 and WW2 Draft Cards. Maybe in Bessarabia? #bessarabia #russia


I have the WW1 and WW2 Draft Cards for the same person - it's the only piece of data I have that lists his birthplace.  

The WW1 Draft card line 5 has 3 words, I can't really decipher the middle word (but maybe it's shorthand for Bessarabia?), and the first word is very elusive.  Each guess I make has zero results in google.  

The WW2 Draft card is much more legible, but still are those Us or Js or Vs?  Still no result in Google, so I am asking for help from more experienced eyes and knowledge of places in Russia and/or Bessarabia.    

Is this town name familiar to anyone? 

--Lianne Yarvis
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