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Transnistria - Bender - the building of the central bus station with the sign of USSR (CCCP) - j. p. photo (2019)

,, Tiraspol is a strange mixture of the Soviet past and a garish modern architecture. On weekdays, there are hardly any people in the city, and around 8 pm, the streets are almost empty. Public lighting is only on the main streets.

In a capital proclaimed from a small rural town, visitors may feel the temporary status. Although in 2006 the population of half a million Russians and Gagauz in the 4000km2 area voted to unite with Russia as an enclave, it could not join the Federation. In the angry Ukrainian-Russian relationship, Ukraine would now annex the territory to itself.

After a decade of negotiations, a return to Moldova would be accepted as a compromise by Russia and Ukraine. But, both of them ask for a guarantee that Moldova will never unite with Romania. 

Yet, for the very poor Moldova, this would be the only way out to the West. So the status quo remains.
(Ata, 2021)




Transnistria - Tiraspol - inter-city (Tiraspol-Bender) trolley bus - Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - trolley bus - Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - railway station - Ata photo



Transnistria - Tiraspol - Commercial center - Ata photo

Transnistria - plastic coins - The eccentric breakaway state of Transnistria wanted to create something epoch-making for the world. Thus, plastic bills were first introduced on the globe a few years ago. The worthless paper denominations were replaced by plastic coins akin to monopoly money of 1, 3, 5, 10 rubles. Empress Suvorov, Pushkin, and Catherine were also cast in plastic 🙂 However, a few years after the introduction, it turned out that it was more expensive to produce than its value, so it remained a means of payment but could only be obtained at production value, that is, one hundred rubles must be paid for the nominal value of 19 rubles 🙂Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - optical shop - Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - Newpaper shop - Ata photo



Transnistria - Tiraspol - On the bar counter, busts of Stalin and Marx follow the guest’s behavior. - a.h. photo



Transnistria - Tiraspol - well-maintained squat toilet - Ata photo

Transnistria - roadside public toilet without a door - Impressive is not it? a.h. photo



Transnistria - Tiraspol - Monument-Bust to Yuriy Gagarin, first man in space - Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - the corner of Lenin street and Karl Liebknecht (onetime German Communist leader) street - Ata photo


Transnistria - Tiraspol - The capital city of PMR (Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic), Tiraspol, the order-bearing city, welcomes you - Ata photo

Destination in brief




Tiraspol - Dniester River - Ata photo



Tiraspol - generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, founder of the city (1792) - Ata photo


In principle, Transnistria has its domain, the .pmr, but you can open locally only, as no one has recognized the country. So every local company that has an export business uses the Moldovan domain.

Tiraspol - upscale shop - Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - respectable citizens of the city - Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - Ata photo



Tiraspol - elementary shool - class - Ata photo (2021)



Transnistria - Tiraspol - statue of Lenin - Ata photo

Tiraspol - peaceful coexistence of an Orthodox Chapel and a tank monument - Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - architecture - Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - residential house - Ata photo

Transnistria - Tiraspol - Soviet-era car - Ata photo


Transniria - Bender - j.p. photo

Transnistria - Bender - Tighina Fortress - Ata photo

Transnitria - Bender - Tighina Fortress - Ata photo

Transnitria - Bender - Alexander Nevsky Church - Ata photo

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