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Tour Guide Anton Dendemarchenko Puts Transnistria On the Map

It is a very special post today, a digital interview with Anton Dendemarchenko, artist and tour guide from Transnistria, the country that doesn’t exist. I can tell that it does exist and I traveled there in 2017. It looks like the last standing Soviet republic where time stopped in 1990, I saw capital city Tiraspol and old fortress in Bendery. I added some photos from this unique journey so you see that it is not a joke – Transnistria is a real country and it does exist! (more…)


The Triumphal Arch – Also In Moldova

Did you know there are several triumphal arcs? A triumphal arch is built to triumph something. The Arc de Triomphe in Paris was built to honor the army and victory of Austerlitz, while the triumphal arch of Moldova’s capital came to honor the victory of the Russian Empire over the Ottoman Empire (Russian-Turkish War).