During the Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774, the commander-in-chief of the Russian army in Moldavia and Wallachia took measures to enhance the economic and monetary system in the principalities. Therefore, a mint was established in Sadagora by the adventurer baron Nicolaus Gartenberg, "Gartenberg" being a literal German translation of the Slavic Sadagóra, "garden mountain." Beginning in 1771, the coins that were minted at Sadhora displayed the coats of arms of both Moldavia and Wallachia on the same side.
Rabbi Yisroel Friedman the Ruzhiner Rebbe, moved to Sadagóra in 1842. In 1838 he had been accused of complicity in the death of two Jews accused of being informers and was imprisoned for two years by the Russian authorities. On his release he moved to Kishinev, then to Iaşi and other places before finally settling in Sadhora, Bukovina in 1842 where he re-established his Hasidic court in all its glory. His six sons all established Hasidic dynasties that include: Sadigura, Boyan, Chortkov, Husyatin and Bohush.