Moldova is a country rich of diverse ethnies and cultures. Moldovans, Russians, Ukranians, Bulgarians, Gagauzians and some more minorities live together side by side. The focus of the Asociatia Obşteasca Vatra-Budeşti is cultural plurality. Continue reading “Traditionalists Dance for Open Society”
Tiraspol, the lovely capital of Pridnestrovje, is situated in the south of the unrecognised republic along the river Dniestr. The city was founded by General Suvorov in 1792 after the „Peace and Friendship forever”-treaty following the Russian-Turkish war (1787-1791). Today about 130.000 people, predominantly of Russian origin, live in Tiraspol.
The sun is setting in the little village Valea Perjei, situated in the south of Moldova close to the Ukrainian border. Outside on the hills, there are seven men in a lively discussion while they are eating and drinking. They are sitting on an old wooden bench around a crooked table. Continue reading “Two Shepherds Called Stepan”
It is a clear and warm summer day in a small park, not far from Chisinau. The children are playing near a small lake, the women are cutting fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, the men lit a fire and are preparing chicken wings and mici, the Moldovan version of cevapcici. This is not an ordinary barbecue, though.