archaeological culture which flourished between ca. 5500 BC and 2750 BC, from the Carpathian Mountains to the Dniester and Dnieper regions in modern-day Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine, encompassing an area of more than Wikipedia:Republic of Moldova Commons:Category:Moldova Dmoz:Regional Europe Moldova
the band O-Zone, who came to prominence in 2003, with their hit song "Dragostea Din Tei." Moldova has been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2005. Another popular band from Moldova is Zdob și Zdub that represented the country in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 6th. In May 2007, Natalia Barbu represented Moldova in Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with her entry "Fight (Fight (song))", in Finland, Helsinki. Natalia squeezed
form one of the most solid elements in Southern Bessarabia, numbering (with the Gagauzes, i.e., Turkish-speaking Christians also from the Dobrudja) nearly 150,000. Colonization brought in numerous Great Russian peasants, and the Russian bureaucracy imported Russian office-holders and professional men; according to the Romanian estimate of 1920, there were about Great Russians were about 75,000 in number (2.9%), and the Lipovans and Cossacks 59,000 (2.2%); the Little Russians (Ukrainians) came
) is a Moldovan band, based in Chişinău, whose work for the last several years has combined elements of hip-hop (Hip hop music) (especially sampling (Sampling (music))), hardcore punk and comical lyrics (comedy) with traditional Romanian folk music. The name is onomatopoeic (onomatopoeia) for the sound of a drum beat. In English the name is sometimes rendered "Zdob shi Zdub," and this is how their work is catalogued at iTunes and elsewhere. The band
represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 21, 2005, finishing 6th. It also represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, on May 14, 2011, finishing 12th. '''Zdob şi Zdub''' (Здоб ши Здуб, ) is a Moldovan band, based in Chişinău, whose work for the last several years has combined elements of hip-hop (Hip hop music) (especially Sampling (music) sampling
, Vladimir Voronin, the Prime Minister, Zinaida Greceanîi, and the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, Marian Lupu. Under Voronin (Vladimir Voronin), it privatized several state-owned industries and governed in a multi-party fashion. It also favors European integration (Moldova and the European Union) and eventual EU membership. title 4 of 5 Blackwater employees shot after crash; fighting flares in Baghdad publisher MSNBC date 2007-01-24 accessdate 2007-05-31 * Wikipedia:Republic of Moldova Commons:Category:Moldova Dmoz:Regional Europe Moldova
of the Tiraspol city soviet and just under three before he held the most powerful position in the embryonic — and unrecognized — Pridnestrovian Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic. A collection of writings by participants in the OSTK movement printed in the PMR provides many personal, though uniformly positive, memories of Smirnov in this transition period. L. Alfer’eva, ed., Slavy ne iskali: sbornik vospominanii uchastnikov sozdaniia i stanovleniia PMR (Bendery: Poligrafist, 2000). thumb 240px right Igor Smirnov, December 2006 (Image:Igorsmirnov.jpg) Most Poles—approximately 88.4% in 2007, are members of the Roman Catholic Church. Wikipedia:Republic of Moldova Commons:Category:Moldova Dmoz:Regional Europe Moldova
of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Internationally, he has worked mostly as a consultant for the UNDP (e.g. national development plans of Moldova and Kazakhstan). Between 2002 and 2006, Kattel was also Senior Research Fellow at Estonia’s leading public policy think-tank, PRAXIS. Especially his critical regular opinion pieces in the national daily, ''Eesti Päevaleht'', and his many commentaries or panel participatoion on television, have
(Soviet Union) Council of Ministers of the USSR adopted a decision "About the measures for further development of the city of Kishinev (Chișinău)" (modern Chișinău), that allotted more than one billion Soviet rubles from the USSR budget for building projects.
Chart Mediterranean France from AllBusiness.com It topped the single charts in Germany and France for over three months, reached three in the United Kingdom and 72 on the U.S. Pop 100. A popular cover of the song was made by Haiducii, which also charted in many countries, especially Italy and Sweden where it topped the singles charts. The original song was made notable in the United States by the viral video
, where he worked for the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee and was mobilized into a paramilitary construction unit. After the war, he returned to Kishinev and resumed his work at the Moldovan State Jewish Theater, where he staged his play ''Di Balade fun der Esesovke Brunhilde un ir hunt'' ("The ballad of the SS soldier Brunhilde and her dog") and published poetry in the almanac ''Heymland'' (1948). He was arrested at the height of the Stalin's campaign against "rootless cosmopolitans" (Jews) in the spring of 1949 and was sent to labour camps for 7 years. On his early return and rehabilitation 5 years later, Shternberg settled in Moscow and worked as a translator of Romanian literary works into Russian. He began to publish literary essays and poetry in the newly founded ''Sovetish Heymland'' in 1961 and briefly became a member of its editorial board.Collections of his poetry were published in Bucharest and Paris, and in Hebrew translation by Shlionsky and Penn in Israel on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Shternberg died of a heart attack in 1973 on the very day he received a permission to leave for Israel. His wife, the composer Otiliya Likhtenshteyn, who set his poems and those of other Soviet Yiddish poets (first of all Leib Kvitko) to music, died the same year. A collection of Shternberg's literary essays on theatrical topics was published posthumously in Israel. While claiming to have done little more than provide logistics, he has been called a "sanctions buster" by former British (United Kingdom) Foreign Office minister (Minister (diplomacy)) Peter Hain who described Bout as "the principal conduit for planes and supply routes that take arms... from east Europe, principally Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine, to Liberia and Angola". BBC Profile, Viktor Bout Early years '''Diane Simone Michelle Halfin''' was born in Brussels, Belgium. Her father was Romanian (Romanians)-born Leon (Lipa) Halfin, who immigrated to Belgium from Chişinău (then Bessarabia province of Romania (Greater Romania) and now the capital of Moldova) in 1929. Wikipedia:Republic of Moldova Commons:Category:Moldova Dmoz:Regional Europe Moldova
'''Moldova''' country in Eastern Europe located between Romania to its west and Ukraine to its north, east and south. Its capital city is Chișinău.
Moldova declared itself an independent state (Moldovan Declaration of Independence) with the same boundaries as the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991 as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. A new constitution (Constitution of Moldova) was adopted on 29 July 1994. A strip of Moldova's internationally recognised territory on the east bank of the river Dniester has been under the ''de facto'' control of the breakaway government of Transnistria since 1990.
As a result of a decrease in industrial and agricultural output since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the relative size of the service sector in Moldova's economy (Economy of Moldova) has grown to dominate its GDP (Gross domestic product) and currently stands at over 60%. Moldova remains, however, the poorest country in Europe.
Moldova is a parliamentary republic with a president (President of Moldova) as head of state and a prime minister (List of Prime Ministers of Moldova) as head of government. It is, among other organizations, a member state of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization (WTO) (World Trade Organization), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (Commonwealth of Independent States) and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) (Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation). The country aspires to join the European Union