Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. But every tourist who comes there decides by himsilf/herself if it is true or not. However it has been called “the poorest” for some years by mass media. You are about to travel along the remote places of Moldova, its villages and cities.
There are two types of roads in Moldova: mud is dry and mud is sodden.
Their pension is about 38 euros.
They still use horses for transportation, there are a lot of them in every village. Not everyone can afford a car.
People protect their crops by themselves.
The most usual fields here are with corns, sunflowers, grapes.
They drink a lot in villages. The reasons are lack of jobs, home winemaking.
Even if you ask to give you some water, you are given wine.
These people are religious. Crosses can often be seen as well as symbols of crucifixion.
They want to be in friendly relations with Russia. Members of almost each second family go to Russia for earning. Russian is taught at school. Young people have no much practice while the Soviet generation can speak it fluently.
Many farms have been abandoned since the Soviet times.
This is the Dniester and the bank of Ukraine.
It must be mentioned that the Moldovans are the most hospitable after the Caucasians.
Houses are decorated with national elements.
Transnistria, Ukraine and Moldova unite here.
This is a monument to V. Lenin. They do not remove such monuments, who knows what can hapen tomorrow…
Hominy is the national dish made of corn flour.
It is an ancient fortress in Soroki.
This monument is called “The Cadle of Gratitude”. It is erected over the Dniester. It is one of the most important constructions in the modern history of Moldova. It symbolizes a revival of the Moldovan culture. This monument is devoted to all ruined monuments of the long-suffering culture.
Their apples are so tasty!
It’s a view from the terrace of “the Candle of Gratitude” at the ancient Dniester separating Ukraine and Moldova.
Moldova proves that poverty can be beautiful as well.