Brian Searwar's Moldova Posts
Jan. 19, 2021
Harmony among the states. Tiraspol claims to be the capital of the state of Transnistria yet still exists in Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe.
Jan. 10, 2021
The Transnistria War broke out as the Soviet Union dissolved and some factions sough to carve out an independent state between Moldova and Ukraine, themselves…
Dec. 24, 2020
A memorial to the Afghan War in Tiraspol. Thousands of conscripts from the various parts of the USSR were sent to fight in the faraway conflict.
Dec. 01, 2020
Sheriff seems to own Transnistria. The major football team is Sheriff as is the stadium where they play. It's as if the company has a state and the residents…
Nov. 28, 2020
The tank is located on the Memorial of Glory in Tiraspol. The Memorial has features commemorating the civil war in 1992, the Soviet-Afghan War, and the Great…
Nov. 18, 2020
The flags of the 'independent' states of South Ossetia and Abkhazia fly in front of a building in Tiraspol, itself the capital of an unrecognised state. The…
Oct. 25, 2020
The October Revolution of 2017 is commemorated in the street names of the city, a remnant of the area's glorious Soviet past.
Oct. 15, 2020
Local legend is that when the area was under attack by invading forces the bell was taken and hidden in the nearby river.
Sept. 29, 2020
Caves still function as chapels as part of the religious complex in the hills of Moldova. Parts of the complex date to the 14th century, C.E.
Sept. 15, 2020
Pridnestrovie is officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic and is a breakaway state in a narrow strip of land between the river Dniester and the…
Sept. 15, 2020
The flags of Artsakh, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia; other 'independent' territories. They fly in Tiraspol, the capital of the 'independent' state of Transnistria…