What and Where is Transnistria?

Jason Robbins

By Jason Robbins

Transnistria, officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, is an unrecognised breakaway state located in the narrow strip of land between the river Dniester and the Moldovan–Ukrainian border that is internationally recognised as part of Moldova. Its capital and largest city is Tiraspol. - Wikipedia
Map of Moldova and TransnistriaWikipedia

Transnistria is part of Moldova according to international law. However other than that the state functions in the same way as a normal country would. Many older people reading this may recognize its flag.

Flag of TransnistriaWikipedia

The flag of Transnistria is exactly the same as the flag of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. This is because the Transnistrian people want to continue living the way they have been since the 1940s. Another noticeable thing is the modern Russian influence in Transnistria. This shop window in Transnistria has both a Russian and Transnistrian flag. This is a common occurrence in Transnistria.


The country is very beautiful and a wonderful tourist destination. The soviet culture makes it a wonderful place to go if you never went to Russia during the cold war.


The currency in Transnistria is the Transnistrian Ruble, a currency that can be used only within the country of Transnistria and can only be exchanged within the country of Transnistria. In August 2019 the exchange rate of the Transnistrian Ruble (PMR) was as follows:

  • 1 EUR = 17.8 PMR
  • 1 USD = 16.30 PMR
  • 1 UAH = 0.635 PMR
  • 1 MDL = 0.905 PMR
  • 1 RUB = 0.242 PMR

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