Its full name is the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, but more commonly known as Transnistria, or Transdniestria, is a breakaway self-declared republic. Unrecognised by the UN (officially it’s part of Moldova) and eveyone else apart from three other former-Soviet Union non-recognised states: Abkhazia, Artsakh, and South Ossetia, Transnistria is often referred to as the country that doesn’t exist.
We’ve been to Transnistria twice; first in 2016 and more recently in July 2019.
Photographs of Lenin statues in the former Soviet Union. These fifteen monuments to Lenin are still standing in the former USSR.
Photos featuring ten of coolest brutalist and modernist bus stations we’ve spotted on our travels, highlighting some magnificent architecture.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
During our visit to Transnistria, we stumbled across these Soviet mosaics at the Youth Sports School in Sucleia, a small town 7kms southeast of Tiraspol.
Visiting Transnistria: The best way to spend a 10-hour visa in Transnistria with a map of locations and tips on what to see in Tiraspol and Bendery.
Suggested itinerary to Ukraine, Moldova & Transnistria for backpackers to Eastern Europe. This overland route starts in Uzhhorod and ends in Kiev.