Brian Searwar's Moldova Posts

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

The October Revolution of 2017 is commemorated in the street names of the city, a remnant of the area's glorious Soviet past.

Local legend is that when the area was under attack by invading forces the bell was taken and hidden in the nearby river.

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.

Pridnestrovie is officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic and is a breakaway state in a narrow strip of land between the river Dniester and the…

The flags of Artsakh, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia; other 'independent' territories. They fly in Tiraspol, the capital of the 'independent' state of Transnistria…
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