|Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic|
Recognized by the United Nations as de jure part of Moldova
and largest city
|script: Cyrillic (Moldovan alphabet),[source?] Russian|
|Ethnic groups (2004 census)|
|Government||Unitary semi-presidential republic|
|Partially recognised state|
|2 September 1990|
|2 March – 21 July 1992|
|3 non-UN membersc|
|4,163 km2 (1,607 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2015 census
|114/km2 (295.3/sq mi)|
|Currency||Transnistrian rubled (PRB)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
• Summer (DST)
|ISO 3166 code||MD|
The country is recognized by three other partially or unrecognized states, Abkhazia, Nargorno-Karabakh Republic, and South Ossetia. The country declared independence from Moldova on 2 September 1990. With the help of the Russian army, it defeated the Moldovan army in the War of Transnistria.
There is argument about whether it is really a country or not. The region continues to boast independence, and acts independently over its territory with the help of peacekeeping forces from foreign countries.
In a vote in 17 September 2006, 97% voted to be free from Moldova. This vote has not been accepted by Moldova, which calls the territory the "Territory of the Left Bank of the Dniester".
References[change | change source]
- "Конституция Приднестровской Молдавской Республики". Официальный сайт Президента ПМР.
- "On the situation of Russian schools in Moldova". OSCE. 14 July 2011.
- "Law of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic on the Functioning of Languages on the Territory of the Moldavian SSR". U.S. English Foundation Research. 2016.
- "Russian language in Moldova could lose their status (Русский язык в Молдове может потерять свой статус)". KORRESPONDENT. 6 April 2013.
- Populația Transnistriei a scăzut cu 14,3 la sută
- Media related to Transnistria at Wikimedia Commons