Transnistria – A perfect little Soviet sattelite state

Transnistria – a country that dosen’t exist.

Transnistria is a bit of land between Moldova and Ukraine near the Dnestr River. It broke ties with Moldova and declared independence 1990 resulting in a civil war ending in 1992  It is a fully working state with police, army and currency (transnistria Ruble). It has not been recognised by any United Nations member and rely heavely on Russian subvention. Belowe is a pictureframe of Putin at Dnestr.

Putin at Dnestr

There is absolutely no reason not to go to Transnistra. The people are really friendly and its kind of fun, that the country do not exist Official. Do not be let on by the old stories of the borderproblems. Nowadays it is fast and easy to get in and out.

In many way it is just like a fairy tale about communism like it should be. Marx didn’t define Communism other than as a paradise utopia that followed socialism.  Maybe Transnistria is it  Not that life is not hard in Transnisstria. It is. This enclave is frozen in time.


Tiraspol is the Capital of Transnistria. Here there are still many of the soviet statues of Lenin and big impressive soviet communist buildings along the main street.


Well, It is impossible to get enough of Lenin. In Tiraspol he is still around.

There is another blog post about Tiraspol, see below .

Transnistria Tiraspol – Independence day celebrations.

In the backstreet the nice and easy life of the citizens of Tiraspol is lived.

On the production side nothing really seems to work. Lots of factories was abandoned. But this is the same all over the world. Or maybe the closure of the factories are a result of the civil war?


Is a city close to the border with Moldova. Known for Bender Fortress and little else. I didn’t like the fortress much. It was crudely renovated with big blocks of cement, and that was not invented in 1538. However I think there is other more interesting thing to do in Bender.

And yes!!! –  There is a green Lenin in the park.

2 Replies to “Transnistria – A perfect little Soviet sattelite state”

  1. Good day! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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