Commandery of Moldova 
     

            Moldova (Republica Moldova) is a landlocked  country in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south.

In the Middle Ages, most of the present territory of Moldova was part of the Principality of Moldovia. In 1812, it was annexed by the Russian Empire, and became known as Bessarabia. 

   
Between 1856 and 1878, one of the eight counties was returned to Moldavia, which in 1859 united with Wallachia to form modern Romania. Upon the dissolution of the Russian Empire in 1917, an autonomous, then independent Moldavian Democratic Republic was was formed, which joined Romania in 1918. In 1940, Bessarabia was occupied by the Soviet Union and was split between the Ukrainian SSR and the newly-created Moldavian SSR. After changing hands in 1941 and 1944 during World War II, the country became again part of the Soviet Union until its declaration of independence on August 27, 1991. Moldova was admitted to the UN in March 1992. In September 1990, a breakaway government was formed in Transnistria, a strip of Moldavian SSR on the left bank of the river Dniester, and after a brief war in 1992 became de facto independent, although no UN member has recognized its independence.

Presently the country is a parliamentary democracy with a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government. Moldova is a member state of the United Nations, WTO, OSCE, GUAM, CIS, BSEC and other international organizations. Moldova currently aspires to join the European Union, and is implementing a first three-year Action Plan within the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP).

       
   
Csango people 
  

A great deal of literature source is available to provide information about the history and past of the Csango people. In the Vatican archive the documents of FIDE mission obviously prove the Hungarian origin of this ethnic group. Autonomous Italian, Bosnian and Polish missionaries wrote many supporting reports. 

 

The oldest Rumanian sources report about the Hungarian inhabitants of Moldova. These sources also refer to the fact that these people had been dwelling there before the establishment of the Principality. The dwellers of several settlements, including Klézse, Forróvalva and the Hungarians of Bákó, everlasting held their properties and estates: they were the so-called "partner shareholders", which meant holding a certain type of nobility or free farmer position.

 

The charters from the times of the firsts voivodes show, that the boyars of their councils bore Hungarian names in Bákó and Román Counties (Vornicul Miclaus, Sándor, György, János had large boyarships). Several village names refer to Hungarian origin, as Tamasenii, Miclausenii, Sabaoanii (Szabófalva), Faraoani (Forrófalva), Tatros, Bákó and many others. http://old.csango.ro/eng.html

  

       

Dniester valley view
     
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Moldova Demands Russian Troops Out Of Transdniestria.

June 24, 2010 | STRATFOR

Interim Moldovan President Mihai Ghimpu issued a decree June 24 for Russia to remove its troops from Moldova’s breakaway province of Transdniestra. In the decree, Ghimpu stated that Russia should "unconditionally, urgently, and transparently" remove the troops, numbering between 500 and 1,500, it has stationed in Transdniestria. This statement follows a recent meeting by foreign ministers of the ""Weimar Triangle"" —— Germany, Poland, and France —— and Russia, in which the delegates announced support for a plan to set up an EU-Russia security council, which would work in cooperation on issues like the Transdniestria conflict. Following the meeting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Russia was willing to consider allowing EU involvement in the peacekeeping mission in Transdniestria, but did not say Russia would remove its troops from the region, a policy advocated by Romania (which has traditionally had close ties to Moldova), and one the pro-European government in Moldova has also supported. On June 23, Transdniestria’s foreign minister, Vladimir Yastrebchak, said that any agreement between Russia and Europe on Transdniestria would not include the removal of Russian troops, and despite Romania’s insistence. There is a clear divide over the Transdniestria issue, with pro-Western Romania and Moldova advocating expunging the Russian presence in the territory, while pro-Russian Transdniestria and Russia itself refusing to budge on this issue. Moscow has made it clear that, while it is willing to discuss the Transdniestria issue and cooperate with the Europeans, any concrete moves such as removing its military forces are off the table, no matter what the Moldovan president says. And ultimately, Moldova knows there is nothing it alone can do to force Russia out.

   
    
 
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