Took a trip organized by MIR Travel which started out in Moldova, then to Ukraine, on to Belarus, Lithuania, and ended in Latvia.
The capital of Moldova is Chișinău. Moldova declared its independence in 1991 after the Soviet Union collapse. About 3.6 million people live here. The official language is Romanian – though it may also be called Moldovan – and the dominant religion is Orthodox Christianity.
Got to go to the upper north-eastern corner of the country, which has its own independent (but not officially recognized by the UN) territory called Transnistria that was created during the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is home to over 500,000 people and has its own parliamentary government, currency, and standing army. Bizzaro!