Moldova | Photo Essay

While Chişinău’s origins date back six centuries, much of Chişinău was leveled in WWII. The Soviets rebuilt it into what you see today: grandiose Stalinist architecture mixed with gloriously brutal modernism from the later Soviet period. A trip to Moldova shouldn’t overlook Transnistria, also known as “the country that does not exist”, where the Soviet Union reigns supreme.

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