As any nation, the Republic of Moldova, throughout its history had its ups and downs. For us, the 27th of Augusts represents the liberty we longed for many years.
The 26th Anniversary represents maturity, solidarity and the projects that will help us build a prosperous country. The path of independence is never an easy one, especially with the existence of those who wish to sabotage it. Yet despite all the previous attempts, our country managed to keep its ground and protect its values and integrity.
Let’s learn from our mistakes and thrive for a better future! Let’s learn about our culture, keep a united front and simply be happy that there will always be a piece of land we can call home. Happy Birthday Republic of Moldova! Happy Birthday to our citizens, no matter where you are!
For the Independence Day, Publika TV has created a row of live broadcasts straight from the Capital, but also from the whole country. Our crew will be at the heart of the action, ready to present us the best news and views.
26 Year of Independence
We and our actions represent the country! We decide how history will be made and how the future will look. The deepest marks left on our country were both the good and bad choices made by our leaders. How has the Republic of Moldova decided to follow the path of independence and where did it reach? We invite you to join us in finding out the answers to those questions, to browse our history in order to determine what further actions need to be taken.
The peak of the independence movement was the signing of the declaration, through which we told the world our wishes. On 27th August 1991, people gathered in the great assembly square and wrote the most important chapter of our history. We declared our independence.
Soon, though, we were put on a hard trial. On 2nd March 1992, begun the war on the Dniester River, which resulted into hundreds of deaths and injured, ruined families and destinies. The rebels, aided by contingents of Russian Cossacks and the Russian 14th Army, consolidated their control over most of the disputed area. The authorities from Chisinau had to respond with their Police Force, as we still didn’t have an army.
The separatist’s troops joined the 14th Russian army, situated in Transnistria. At the beginning of May of the current year, the Constitutional Court declared those troops, which are until nowadays situated in Transnistria, are not for peace maintaining. The Parliament adopted a declaration, where they demand Russia to withdraw its military and equipment from the territory of our country. Recently a letter was send to the UN, where they requested to include the subject of withdrawing the Russian troops from Transnistria, at the next General Meeting.
Back in 2003, when our government was ruled by the Communist Party, our peace was disturbed when Kremlin tried to federalize our country. This period is marked by constant protests organized in the capital’s heart. The Communist Party maintained their position in the Parliament until 2009.
On the 7th of April 2009, the young generation ventured into the Great Assembly Square, disappointed by election’s results. The peaceful protests took a violent turn, the building of the Parliament and of the President being turned to dust. The original Declaration of Independence of Moldova was burned that day.
Another historic day for our country was 28th April 2014. It was the day when our citizens gained the right to travel to the European Union without visas. On 27th June 2014, in Brussels, the Free Trade Agreement was signed.
Now, 26 years later, our citizens saw their dreams come true- the Republic of Moldova became an independent country. Until 1991 many events took place, having created many personalities, which entered our history for awakening Moldova’s consciousness into a renaissance movement.
15th January 1988, a group of writers and cultural people gathered at the statue of Mihai Eminescu from our Capital, on his birthday, to commemorate him. Since then, such peaceful manifestation, to promote our culture, started taking place more and more often. Summer 1989 is remembered for grant manifestations, which took place in the Great Assembly Square. Thousands of our citizens from all over the country demanded back their language and the Latin alphabet. Their wishes came true on 31st August, when Moldavian was declared the official language. But it was not enough. Our citizens wished independence, so the protests continued. 27th August 1990, the Soviet Union’s Flag was replaced with the one we all know and love. All those events became the pillars to the historical day of 27th August 1991, when the Declaration of Independence was voted.
“The Republic of Moldova’s Parliament chose in a democratic way, unanimously to adopt the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova! Victory! Victory!”