An interesting selection from this month’s Coin and Currency Club subscription. Transnistria is a unrecognized territory within Moldova but is occupied by Russia. Along with the disputed territories of Abkhazia, Artsakh and South Ossetia they form the Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union these areas came under conflict. The Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic (Transnistria) is comprised of 29.1% ethnic Russians, 28.6% Moldovans and 22.9% Ukrainians. I have an interest in micro states and breakaway republics and enjoyed teaching Alex about these areas. As I am writing this it is October 2022 and it is relevant to the ongoing Russia Ukrainian conflict.
Flag of Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic (Transnistria)
Front of the one Ruble bank note is Russian General Count Alexander Suvorov
Transnistria’s Coat of Arms