Written by Patrick Griesser Sunday, 17 January 2010 18:15
A legend says that in the 18th century one of Moldova's rulers, Grigore Ghica, fell incurably ill. One day a peasant in a bull cart stopped at the gates of the ruler's palace and asked for an audience. The man promised to cure his majesty in return the ruler should handover his power, for one month, to somebody else.
Written by Thomas Gassler Monday, 11 January 2010 22:31
Olga Koshel sits in her pottery studio in Chisinau and works on another piece of ceramics. Together with her Austrian husband Bernhard, she runs the K&K-Ceramics studio. She has to finish an order of 200 wine cups.
Written by Thomas Gassler Thursday, 08 October 2009 16:09Hardly any positive news hit the headlines from the officially unrecognised Pridnestrovje. That's why the state owned Radio PMR works hard for a positive international image. Five times a week the news speaker Andrey Smolensky welcomes his German, Austrian and Swiss listeners with the words, "Hallo hier spricht Radio PMR - Hello, this is Radio PMR!"
Written by Thomas Gassler Thursday, 04 June 2009 10:19During one of Leonid Rosca's expeditions to explore his homeland, a lump of rock stuck into his eye. In fact, it was not the rock itself, but the form of its surface. He figured out a head, a beak, eyes, bones, wings. Leonid had discovered a petrified 150-million-year-old Pterodaktyl and thus by far the oldest remains of an animal ever found in the Republic of Moldova.
Written by Thomas Gassler Wednesday, 01 April 2009 06:44Bendery, or Tighina so the Romanian name, celebrated recently its 600-year-anniversary. The city, located on the right bank of the Dniester, was gleaming brightly in new splendour: freshly painted historical houses, decorated streets, glossy anniversary posters all over and an outdoor museum of Bendery's history brought new glory to the city and its 94.000 inhabitants.
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