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Moldova is located in Eastern Europe, north - east of Romania and south - west of Ukraine. It has a population of about 4,2 million. The capital of Moldova is Chisinau.

From the XIV century it was a part of the Moldova Principality, situated between Oriental Carpathians and the Nistru river, in the north bounded by Hotin, and in the South – by the Low Danube and the Black Sea.

Following the Peace concluded in Bucharest, in 1812, a part of this territory was asigned to Czarist Russia, which called it Basarabia - an older name, earlier attributed to the southern part. The aim was to identify this territory as a separate geographic entity from the Moldova Principality.

The Independence of the Democratic Republic of Moldova was proclaimed in January 1918. And later, on March 27 1918 it was decided to re-unite it with Romania. The next annexure process took place in 1940, following the Molotov - Ribbentrop summit. According to this Basarabia became part of the USSR and was proclaimed as the Soviet Socialist Republic of Moldavia. It comprised only nine Basarabian counties and six districts from the left bank of the Nistru River. The present territory of Moldova is smaller compared to the area attributed to Russian authorities in 1812, since the North Hotin, Acherman and the southern Ismail were given up in 1940 by the Soviet authorities to Ukraine.

Due to the restructuring process that started in the Central and Eastern Europe, in June 1990 Moldova proclaimed its sovereignty, and on August 27, 1991 – its State Independence. In March 2, 1992, the Republic of Moldova became a member of the United Nations.

  • Last visit to Moldova: Dec 2005
  • Intro Written Feb 1, 2006
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2009 at 3:14 AM

    Thanks a million for yor tips, especially off the beaten path ones! I think over a short visit to Moldova in August. Well, I am going to drive there by my car from Lviv.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2008 at 1:35 AM

    another great page, Piotr! THANX!

  • Grazina's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2007 at 10:22 PM

    What awesome pictures and load of information to this forgotten land. thanks

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2006 at 8:30 AM

    You're right: Moldova is a forgotten country. In fact, I never knew very much about it. So thanks for your tips and pictures.

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2006 at 9:19 PM

    haha..that's some weird train classes:) interesting tips about funny things...i enjoyed reading them:)thanks!

  • Lion_Beat's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2006 at 4:15 PM

    really-good description! you've done a really good job! Sorry, but a message to a previous commnet by M0B1US: NOBODY SELLED .md - it is and will remain Moldova's proprety and cannot be selled!!! And this statement is an offence!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2006 at 10:41 PM

    Very good insight of Moldova!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2006 at 5:14 AM

    Great start! Moldova is really "off-the-beaten-path". Hope I can visit it one day.

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