Pol in Tiraspol

The old Soviet train was waiting in Odesa for me to come on board for the trip to Tiraspol the capital of the self-declared state of Transnistria within Moldova also known as PMR : Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. I was with the group of Youngpioneertours and had great fun on this “wodka train” we bought all the booze there was in the one and only bar in this old charming compartment and when we arrived we were a little light-headed but not drunk, maybe little tipsy.

train compartment with bar

train compartment with bar

 

Welcome in Transnistria !

People here speak Russian and feel Russian but their passport says Moldavian. They also have a Transnistrian passport but with this passport they can’t travel cause Transnistria isn’t a recognized country. I was here to visit the Capital of this unrecognized republic and to experience the Soviet feeling of this place.
They have their own Parliament and its here in the capital Tiraspol, in front there is a big Lenin statue.

The Parliament building with Lenin statue

The Parliament building with Lenin statue

It’s like time stood still, cause you get the feeling walking around this city like being in an old Soviet open air park kind of museum. Soviet symbols in the street, the old Soviet tank with the barrel pointing in the direction of Moldova.

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Putin is popular here

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The independence war memorial with its eternal flame, the statue of Suvorov a Russian general who founded the city in 1792, the Pobedi Park (Victory Park) and the Orthodox Nativity Church with the golden domes are just some sightseeings of the city I came across on my stroll around the streets of Tiraspol.

Eternal flame

Eternal flame

Independence war memorial monument

Independence war memorial monument

Pobedi Park entrance

Pobedi Park entrance

Soviet Symbol CCCP star

Soviet Symbol CCCP star

Suvorov statue

Suvorov statue

me on the Soviet tank

me on the Soviet tank

Russian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church

Lenin head

Lenin head

 

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