Travel in Transnistria
• Travel in Transnistria
I for some reason, was told about the Soviet reserve. I have no reserve had not noticed. Generally Transnistria is not much different from Moldova - the same post-Soviet village.
In the late 80's relationship Moldova and Transnistria, while another one of the regions of the country deteriorated. Moldovan nationalists decided to make the main language of the Moldovan and go to Latin. Parts of the country's population did not like what they were told: "Moldova - Moldovans to", "Suitcase - Station - Russia", "Russian - beyond the Dniester, the Jews - in the Dniester." Across the country, meetings were held, as a result of the Moldovan language made public.
One area - Transnistria, the new policy did not agree and decided to secede from Moldova. Moldova sent troops, Transnistria responded armed resistance. A few years have been minor skirmishes, and in 1992 started a real war. To stop the bloodshed Russia sent tanks under the command of General Alexander Lebed. Since Transnistria live their peaceful independent life, although no one and does not recognize.
In the 90s in the unrecognized republic had every chance to achieve something - a narrow strip of land in the east of Moldova in the early '90s gave 40% of GDP in Moldova and 90% of the electricity produced. But all stolen, factories closed, the country has slipped to the bottom. Now the situation is slightly improving, thanks to the help of neighbors. I would say that Transnistria - Scoop is not a museum, but a museum dashing 90. Most provincial cities in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus look the same. In Moldova is now autumn and goats.
At the entrance to Transnistria are roadblocks. Currently, security in the conflict zone provide joint peacekeeping forces of Russia, Moldova and the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic and the military observers from Ukraine. Then begins the border.
Border point of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.
in the breakaway Transnistria have embassies breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia. They are located between the store with Belarusian cowards and benches with contraband cigarettes, which is very symbolic. Ah, yes, the club also includes the unrecognized states of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. So the four of them and play in the "diplomatic relations".
Transnistria lives by helping neighbors and smuggling. Periodically someone something gives, and live. Batko Lukashenko, won trolley presented. The whole country controls some OPG "Sheriff". They own everything - shops, food stores, stadiums, customs, refueling, a casino, a TV channel, mobile communications, Internet provider, the publishing house, advertising agency, wine and cognac factory, bakeries, etc. All that makes money is controlled.. sheriff. Here, for example, one of the best stadiums in Eastern Europe, built for the football team Sheriff.
In principle, the republic can be renamed to "Sheriff". It would be quite logical.
The old Soviet department stores and kiosks have acquired advertising.
The village ...
In Transnistria has its own currency - the ruble. Previously, they used the Soviet rubles, simply pasting them on your brand, but soon began to print its own currency. Russian banknotes prints Gosznak and coins are issued on its own mint. On the banknote 5 rubles depicted Brandy Factory. And pay attention to how it is done - simply translated photograph taken, apparently, on the phone with a bunch of wires, some debris, pillars and so on..
Communism has long been won here.
The legacy of the Scoop on the streets remained kiosks "Kvass".
I was in Tiraspol during the celebration of the Police Day. About the concert hall an exhibition of old cars. Well, new.
In many buildings there were traces of the war 90.
Oh, how I love this rustic creativity. The reader is encouraged to come up with a slogan about lumberjacks, hunters and diggers. For example: "The diggers - land the cops!"
The fish are sold from the machine. It has long had ever seen.
I never thought that this could be sold. The standard of living, of course, is very low.
Note the curbs. Here's why it is not accepted to raise the pavement over the road and the curb is a barrier.
The great thing about Transnistria - a trolley. There's even a long-distance trolleybus route №19. He goes from the Suvorov square in Tiraspol to the street. Sergey Lazo in Bender. Initially intercity trolley bus number 10. Soon, however, at the request of the citizens from assigned number "19" - in memory of the 1992 events. Why not 92, I do not understand. In addition to the old Soviet cars and have brand new Belarusian ACSM-321.
New flat LED traffic lights.
Rock Garden and Bicycle parking.
Old Odessa hatch.
In Soviet times, it was planned to open a pharmacy, but then made from the protracted local central bank.
Now the relationship with Moldova are normal. From Tiraspol to Chisinau hour ride. Local ride to relax and have fun.