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A tank from the Soviet Union era enters a household in Moldova

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An armored vehicle entered the household of Grigoriopol, a town in Transnistria autonomous territorial unit of Moldova.

The accident took place on Gagarin Street, on the grounds that the driver could not turn, due to a technical failure. The press writes that the armored car dates from the times of the Soviet Union.

According to the so-called Ministry of Interior on the left bank of the Dniester, no one suffered as a result of the accident. During the investigation, it was established that the armored vehicle first entered a tree, hit a concrete pillar and then entered the household, demolishing the fence.

The same source writes that the armored vehicle was transporting a cannon from Dubasari to Tiraspol, to a factory. The cannon had defects and needed to be repaired. At the moment, the so-called inspectors establish all the circumstances of the accident.

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Rescuers needed to make a dig to get into a niche and pull out animals in Chsinau, the capital of Moldova. It's a small country situated between Romania and Ukraine.

The unusual operation, carried out by the special operation staff GIC, removed seven puppies from hole. The incident occurred on March 9 on the street Gheorghe Asachi. The sound came from passengers who noticed helpless puppies stuck in an underground hole.

The rescue team who had arrived at the site needed to make a dig to get into the niche and pull out the animals. The operation lasted about 15 minutes, after which the rescued puppies were given to the volunteers.

According to the GIHS, from the beginning of the year, specialists conducted 57 animal rescue operations.

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Republic of Moldova was about to receive a $200 million loan from Russia to help in the fight with the pandemic. And yesterday, the Constitutional Court of Moldova declared the credit agreement unconstitutional. 

The reason - Russia would be free to turn any private debt into a state debt.

According to the authors, deputies from the Pro-Moldova Group, PAS and the DA Platform:

"The agreement stipulates that the private debts of Moldovan companies to Russian banks can be turned into state debt. We are the only country in the world to which Russia has imposed such a condition. It is an international treaty and today everyone here recognized that even if they avoided it, the respective loan will make the debt to the Russian Federation increase without the Republic of Moldova benefiting from it ", mentioned Sergiu Litvinenco.

At the same time, in their opinion, the loan agreement contains statements that do not correspond to the national and economic interests of the Republic of Moldova, it threatens the sovereignty and economic security of the state.

More controversial, as it is known, are three provisions of the agreement, namely one that assigns a specific role to Russian companies in loan-financed infrastructure projects, another that would allow the consolidation of the current borrowed amount of subsequent private debt, as well as the prospect of capitalization in time of these debts. 

Moreover, the one that would exclude legal proceedings in case of disputes between the parties - they should be settled amicably, through negotiations, as the agreement shows.

What brought the three new appellants before the court, in addition to the criticisms already made even at the time of the adoption of the agreement in parliament, are the explanations how these provisions would contradict several principles defended by the constitution, especially that of sovereignty and of the pursuit of the national interest, which should be respected by any such document.

The former President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, Alexandru Tanase wrote on his page that: 

“The importance of today's decision is not necessarily limited to the invalidation of the so-called "Russian credit". Now I want to refer to the atmosphere that surrounded the trial of this case.  The harassment of judges of the Constitutional Court, the attempts to blackmail and intimidate them, have highlighted "older diseases" of our political environment.”

State officials who defended the agreement in court against the charges in the appeals said the opposition would operate with non-existent evidence, and if the court stops it, Moldova risks being shunned by other loans from Russia and other states, now and in the future at a time when he needs money the most. 

Andrei Balan, head of department at the Ministry of Finance: “In practice, we believe that this will not happen, that it will not lead to debt consolidation, but not even to the consent of the Republic of Moldova for a debtor from here."

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During a special operation in Moldova, an illegal mini-factory was discovered that produced helicopters for illegal deliveries to the CIS countries, the press service of the Moldovan Prosecutor General said on Tuesday.

"In the Security Zone on the Dniester river, 50 km from Chisinau, there was an underground helicopter factory. Helicopters were assembled there, similar in modification to the Ka-26.

Helicopters were illegally exported to the CIS market. Most of those involved in the production of helicopters, including the management of the company are residents of Transnistria, "the report said.

During the searches, more than 10 helicopters were found at different stages of readiness. "They did not have documents of origin, while part of it was obviously hand-made," the department said.

"Based on the results of the searches and the first hearings, related to the results of the special investigative measures, it will be decided on the status and procedural measures applied both to the people involved and to the goods, bodies of crime.

At this moment, the prosecutors and the police are conducting searches at the production base, located in a region from Criuleni district, on the bank of the Dniester River and at the homes of the people involved in order to accumulate the necessary evidence ”, the police specify.

A criminal case has been opened on the preparation of aircraft smuggling; the punishment under this article is facing for up to ten years in prison.

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The Central Museum of the Air Force is a museum of the history of the development of aviation technologies, located in the village of Monino, Russia. Created on November 28, 1958, and opened to receive visitors on February 23, 1960.

The museum has a rich exposition of helicopters and airplanes for both civil and military purposes, as well as weapons, tools, uniforms, and artwork. There is a foreign exposition, which presents aviation equipment from the Second World War.











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The Republic of Moldova is a picturesque country in Eastern Europe, between Romania and Ukraine. Its territory is easily recognizable on the map due to the fact that it looks like a bunch of grapes. If you like to return from the trip with unforgettable impressions and captivating stories to tell your friends, not just with fridge magnets, then this country will surprise you and leave you with deep emotions. This is exactly what those who venture on a new journey tend to find.

1. Cricova and Mileștii Mici wineries

The Republic of Moldova is a wine-growing country, ranking in the top of the most important wine-growing states in the world. Moldova is known for its famous and unique underground cities, such as Cricova, located 11 kilometers from Chisinau and Milestii Mici, about 30 km south of Chisinau.

While Cricova is the largest underground complex, known worldwide for its huge labyrinths, with galleries with a total length of 120 kilometers, the underground cellars Milestii Mici have the largest collection of wines in the world (over 1.5 million bottles of the collection) and entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2005.

Such a tour will be an unforgettable experience for any tourist, but especially for wine lovers.

2. Orheiul Vechi cultural-natural reservation

It is located in the eastern part of the Republic of Moldova, only 60 km from the capital, in the rocky gorge of the river Raut, in a place of strategic importance, close to the river Dniester.

The Orheiul Vechi complex is a system made up of cultural and natural elements, where there are archeological vestiges from all known epochs on the territory of the Republic of Moldova and about 200 Christian cave complexes.

Within the limits of the Orheiul Vechi Landscape, 20 archeological sites are documented, two of which are ensembles of particularly large proportions traditionally named by the local population: Peștera and Butuceni.

The cultural-natural and landscape reservation is on the list of candidates to be included in the UNESCO patrimony. Let's find out -

3. Ţîpova Monastery

In Ţîpova, on the rocky bank of the Dniester (about 100 km north of Chisinau) is the largest Orthodox cave monastery in Moldova, considered one of the largest in Europe.

The cave monastery "Tipova" is perfectly harmonized with the surrounding nature, dug in the limestone rocks.

There are several legends related to this place, and we mention the one according to which “it was here that Stephen the Great married his wife Voichiţa” and another that “says that here, in this monastery, the mythological poet ended his life Greek Orpheus ”.


Tourists arriving here can also visit an impressive gorge within the "Tipova" landscape reservation, an exclusively pedestrian route.

4. Soroca Fortress

It is located in the middle of Soroca, about 160km north of Chisinau, and is the business card of the city of the same name.

It is the right place if you want to feel the atmosphere of the medieval era.

Soroca Fortress was built at the crossing of the Dniester on the site of older fortifications and is also known as the meeting place of Moldovan armies under the leadership of the famous statesman Dimitrie Cantemir and Russian armies led by Tsar Peter I during the campaign in Prut against the Turkish soldiers in 1711.

The image of the Soroca Fortress is on the banknote with a face value of 20 lei, issued by the National Bank of Moldova.

5. The lower Prut meadow

The Lower Prut Scientific Reserve is a protected area located in the lower reaches of the Prut River, including Lake Beleu and its surroundings, in the southwest of the Republic of Moldova.

Between the villages of Văleni and Slobozia Mare in Cahul district, Lake Beleu is the ideal place for nature lovers. The lake is home to herds of Pelicans heading for the Danube, Black Gypsies, White Egrets, Gray Herons, and other birds.

During May-July, white and yellow water lilies bloom on Lake Beleu.

Due to the impressive diversity of habitats and life forms that it hosts in a relatively small space, the "Lower Prut" is a true museum of biodiversity.

A natural bank of genes of inestimable value for the universal natural heritage.

6. "Codrii" Natural Reservation

Within this reservation there is a rich "Museum of Nature", located in the hilly center of the Republic of Moldova, on the Plateau of Central Moldova (Straseni district), occupying approx. 40% of the surface of this high plateau.

In the reserve are under protection about 1000 species of plants, 43 species of mammals, 145 species of birds, 7 species of reptiles, 10 species of amphibians, and more than 10 thousand species of insects.

The “Codrii” nature reserve is of significant importance in the protection and multiplication of endangered plant and animal species.

At the same time, the reservation contributes to the conservation of biodiversity characteristic of the Republic of Moldova, thereby improving the quality of the environment.

7. Saharna Monastery

Saharna is a village in the commune of Saharna Nouă in Rezina district, Republic of Moldova, located about 110 km north of Chisinau, on the right bank of the Dniester River, at an altitude of 28 meters above sea level.

The Saharna Monastery, as a whole, is one of the oldest monastic settlements within the Orthodox Church in the Republic of Moldova, composed of two monasteries: one cave (Annunciation) and another terrestrial (Holy Trinity).

The history of the cave monastery is very little known, it is not known the exact date of its foundation and who the founders are.

Saharna forms 22 waterfalls, of which the best known is the "Gypsy Pit" Waterfall with a height of 5 meters.

8. The valley "a hundred mounds"

Hundreds of Mounds is a protected area near the Prut, located in Riscani district, between the villages of Braniște and Avrămeni.

From the name "One hundred mounds" we can conclude that they are 100, but in reality, according to some estimates, their number is much higher (over 3500), each with different heights, 15-30 m.

The valley of the hundred mounds is part of the "Pădurea Domnească" scientific reservation and of the list of protected areas.

Some scientists say that "One Hundred Mounds" ("Centum Monticuli" after Dimitrie Cantemir) is the only place in Europe where they are concentrated in such a large number of submarine reefs of the Mediterranean Sea.

Tertiary water basin, which covered about 20 million years ago the current territory of the Republic of Moldova.

Other scientists believe that the mounds formed due to landslides and collapses.

9. Bechir cave hermitage

Bechir's ravine or "Bechirov Iar" is a geological or paleontological nature monument in Soroca district.

In the steep cliffs of that valley is the Bechir cave hermitage, considered the oldest to date, probably dating from the sixth - eighth century.

It is supposed to be a cave-church, carved into the rock, reminiscent of rock settlements in various parts of the Christian world.

The cave is located at a height of 12-14 meters on vertical, white limestone rock and consists of a small room facing the altar to the north and a small French door-window to the south.

The interior is decorated with constructive elements carved in stone and imitating the interior of an antique wooden church.

10. Tighina Fortress

It is a fortress during the reign of Stephen the Great, located on the banks of the Dniester, in the city of Tighina, 61 km southeast of Chisinau.

The Tighina Fortress (renamed by the Turks Bender) is an architectural ensemble with an irregular quadrilateral plan, surrounded by wide walls, 2.3 - 3 m thick and high, made of limestone and brick, with 10 bastions. for corner artillery and 11 towers and 6 gates, surrounded by a stone ditch.

11. The Soviet bunker from the village of Olișcani

The huge bunkers in the forest of Olişcani village, Soldanesti district, are among the most enigmatic constructions on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

The two casemates, 32 meters in diameter and more than 60 meters deep, were part of a secret Soviet military objective.

The construction system so ingenious suggests that this military unit in the heart of the forest from Olișcani had a special destination, rather a command post of the General Staff.

12. The cave from Duruitoarea Veche

Duruitoarea Veche Cave is known as an ancient settlement from the Stone Age. It consists of three rooms with a total length of 49 m, a width of 5-9 m and is located above the village of Duruitoarea (Riscani district), at a height of 33 meters.

Here were discovered animal remains, fragments of tools but also traces of primitive man 250-300 thousand years ago.

Near the cave, is the Duruitoarea Gorge, a geological or paleontological nature monument.

The rocky massif with the strange colossi, part of the Prut towers, creates a prehistoric atmosphere in this deep gorge, which seems to have been preserved for millennia.

13. Cinderella Cave

"Cinderella" or "Emil Racoviță" Cave is the largest cave in the Republic of Moldova, also recognized as the third-longest gypsum cave in Europe.

The cave is located in the Eastern European region, in the village of Criva, where the borders of three states intersect: Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, and Romania.

In the karst caves, there are over 20 lakes, of which the largest are: Dacian Lake, Green Lake, A mouth of water, Blue Lake, Dinosaur Lake, Nautilus Lake, named after the culture, imagination, and passions of speleologists.

Most of the rooms have a vaulted ceiling in Gothic style, with a height of about 11 meters. The width of the tunnels is 30-40m, and the length varies between 60 to 100m.

There are several water fountains in the galleries. Most ceilings and walls resemble mosaic, due to the formations that result from the process of crystallization of gypsum.

14. Fetești Nature Reserve

220 kilometers from Chisinau and 20 km from Edinet, in the Draghiștei Valley, far from the eyes of the world, hides the village of Fetești, which wears with dignity and delicacy a chain of ancient rocks.

The Fetești landscape reservation is a protected area, with an area of ​​555 ha, which stretches near the Prut, along the steep banks of the small river Draghiște.

The vegetation of the reserve is very rich and diverse, in total there are about 160 species of plants, of which 15 species are represented by trees and shrubs.

15. The mansion of Zamfirache Ralli

Zamfirache Ralli's mansion is a former aristocratic residence from the early nineteenth century, built by the wealthy Greek boyar Zamfirache Ralli, located in Straseni district, Dolna village (67 km away from Chisinau).

The place became especially famous due to the fact that it was often visited by the well-known Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, exiled between 1821 and 1823 in Chisinau.

After the First World War, the mansion remained in the village. There was a library here, then the music school, only in the '70s the museum opened, with small modifications.

The museum has 2 levels, the rooms upstairs are open to the public, 15 in number.

16. Serpeni Memorial Complex

The memorial complex was erected on the right bank of the Dniester, about 40 km east of Chisinau, in memory of Soviet soldiers who fell during the Iasi-Chisinau operation in 1944.

A trip to this place evokes history and nature alike.

17. Buteşti Reef

The Butești Reef, are a geological or paleontological nature monument in the Glodeni district.

The protected area is located southeast of the village of Butești.

The largest rock cave, which is actually the largest in Moldova, forms a concretion in the shape of a stone waterfall, which from a distance resembles an elephant lying on the grass.

It is this elephant that brought fame to the rock, which is full of myths and stories.

Remains of prehistoric man have been found in the cave of the "elephant", in these places being discovered several objects from the time of the Cututeni Civilization (6th millennium BC).

18. Valea Trandafirilor Park in Chisinau

Chisinau is a green city, full of parks and wide streets, flanked by tall trees.

One of the famous parks in the city is the Valley of Roses located in the Botanica sector, which covers an area of ​​145 hectares of which 9 hectares of water.

Inside the park, there are restaurants, beaches, children's playgrounds, and sports fields.

 At the edge of the park, near Trandafirilor Street, there is the Chernobyl Victims Memorial and an amusement park, the only one in Chisinau where a Ferris wheel operates.

A symbol of the park is the Bridge of Lovers, the meeting place for couples in Chisinau.

19. Țaul Park

Approximately 200 km from Chisinau, to the north, in the center of Ţaul village in Donduşeni district, is the largest park in Moldova.

It was created in the early twentieth century, around the mansion of the Pommer family. The park is one of the most successful creations of the well-known landscape architect I. Vladislavskii-Podalko.

Among the parks of the Republic of Moldova, Țaul Park has the most species of conifers and deciduous trees of foreign origin, about 150 species.

The park is conventionally divided at the top, where the village of the boyar Pommer was located, but also a whole network, dense with alleys with various floral arrangements and the bottom, which is more reminiscent of the forest, consisting of various groups of trees, features for different geographical areas.

Being the largest in Moldova, the park from Tăul has an imposing multitude of alleys, paths, and trails, whose length reaches more than 12.5 km.

20. Vodă lui Vodă

The picturesque valley of the Dniester River, the forest-park, and the beaches on the bank of the Dniester contributed to the transformation of the area adjacent to Vadul lui Voda, located 23 km east of Chisinau, instead of rest and leisure.

Vodă lui Vodă has become a beloved place of relaxation, not only for the inhabitants of the city but also for many guests who come from the republic and abroad.

21.Uvaliu's palace from Căzănești village

Căzănești is a village in Telenesti district. In this locality were preserved the remains of the water tower, which was part of the Mansion Palace in the late nineteenth - early twentieth century. Unfortunately, this is all that is left of the huge palace, built by the boyar Ștefan Uvaliu. It is worth noting that this place has an incredibly beautiful nature, accompanied by vibrant landscapes. Therefore, you will surely find a place to walk and spend a beautiful and relaxing time, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

22.Rudi Monastery

The monastery is located 140 km from Chisinau, in the village of Rudi, Soroca district. It was founded in 1777, on the territory of the estates belonging to the brothers Andronache and Theodore Rud, with the financial support of the merchant Danciul din Podolia. The church was built keeping the traditions of the old Moldovan architecture. Now the monastery is surrounded by a picturesque forest and a gorge.

23.Blue Lake

Blue Lake is located on the edge of Naslavcea village, Ocnita district. There was once a clay flooded quarry, and over time the place turned into an impressive, turquoise lake with a graphite beach. Why go to Croatia if we have such beauty here ?!

24.Wind Mill from Beșalma village

For more than a century and a half, on a hill on the edge of the village of Beșalma (Gagauzia) there is a windmill, which we can only see in the old books. The building is still functional, and the locals sometimes use it.

25.The weather station from Cornești

In the village of Cornești, Ungheni district, there is an unusual ball, with a diameter of about 18 meters. At the moment, it is not used in any way, but it is assumed that during the USSR it was designed to integrate inside it a space tracking equipment. Be sure to go inside to feel its acoustics and feel its unusual atmosphere.

26.Japca Monastery

The monastery is built on a rocky slope, on the surface of which stretches a dense and green forest. Miraculously, on the top of the cliff stands a church, built in the seventeenth century, and to reach it you have to cross a bridge suspended by all its beauty. It was from this steel church that the monastery was created. According to legend, the founder of the Japca monastery was the monk Ezekiel, who was traveling through Bessarabia at that time. Due to the invasion of the Tartars, the locals could not afford to build a church, and the monk offered to build a monastery right on the rock.

27.Stroievskaia's chapel from Stolniceni village 

The chapel is built in the village of Stolniceni, Edinet district. Nearby, next to the village hospital, there is an incredibly beautiful park, founded in 1910 by the landlady Stroievskaia. Once upon a time, there was a lake there, of which only a small pond remained. Not far from the park and the hospital, Mrs. Stroievskaia built a chapel that we also visited. Even if more than a hundred years have passed since the construction, it has been perfectly preserved, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the architecture, but also the beautiful surrounding landscape.

28.Hora sculpture located in Bravici village

And now, as for dessert, we present one of the most beautiful Moldavian sculptures, which can be found in the north of the country - "Hora". The sculpture is located in Bravici village, Călărași district. According to the author - Nicolae Vieru - it symbolizes the Moldovan people as a nation, united for the highest goals.

29. Manuc Bei's mansion

Manuc Bei's mansion is an architectural monument registered in the Register of cultural monuments of the Republic of Moldova. It consists of several buildings: the Palace, the Old Man's House, the Stable, the Kitchen, however the only preserved building is the Hunting Castle (Mansion), unique in its kind, where a museum is arranged. The oldest objects are some religious books from the early nineteenth century. The mansion is located in the city of Hincesti.

30. Căpriana Monastery

One of the most beautiful monasteries in the Republic of Moldova, the Căpriana monastery, is located 40 kilometers from Chisinau, in the area of ​​the old forests of Lăpuşna. It is the oldest monastery between the Prut and the Dniester, documented at the beginning of the 15th century, during the reign of the voivode Alexander the Good. The church of the Căpriana monastery is the only one in the Republic of Moldova that preserves the classic plan of the churches built in the medieval Moldavian style.

With this column of posts, we want to show you that our country is wonderful, with a complex history, interesting places, beautiful nature, and enormous potential.  

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