Friday, 27 August 2010

22 WEEKS ROUND THE WORLD - No.16

GUEST AUTHOR from the Republic of Moldova
EUGENIA ROTARU - Linguata Scoli de Limbi Straine ( Branch Director - Linguata Orhei)










Moldova – officially the Republic of Moldova – is a parliamentary republic.

History
In Antiquity, Moldova’s territory was inhabited by Dacian tribes.
In 1812, in accordance with the Treaty of Bucharest, the Ottoman Empire ceded the eastern half of the Principality of Moldavia to the Russian Empire.
In 1944, the Soviet Army re-established Moldavia as a Soviet region.
Large towns
Chisinau (capital city), Tiraspol, Balti, Ungheni, Orhei.

Moldova is known for its wines and the rich soil that has made the country one of the most productive agricultural regions.
Religion: Eastern Orthodox Christians
Population: 3,383, 323 inhabitants
There is a controversy whether Moldovans and Romanians are the same ethnic group and whether their language is the same.
Moldovans are very proud people, and in my opinion, they should be of their country and culture. Eugenia’s message will help you understand why the are proud and happy:


“Moldova- is the best country to live, to learn, to make friends, to find opportunities, and grow! Moldova, due to some facts, is a country which being independent for about 20 years has got its typical political governing style. (It is the most discussed topic nowadays because of the Referendum that takes place on September 5, 2010 and supports the idea of changing present Constitution adopted on July 29, 1994).
The capital of the Republic of Moldova is Chisinau and the present position of the president has been vacant for about a year. The official language of the country is Romanian, people living here are called Moldovan. The country is special because of its natural beauty and ancient places. Orheiul Vechi, Saharna, Tipova, Hincu monasteries lay in the most picturesque landscapes ever. People are hard-working and sociable. Zdob si Zdub, Dan Balan, O-Zone, Nelly Ciobanu - are those who sing for us and express our Moldovan matter. Traditional food is usually served on Sundays when people get together for family meals, they serve zeama- chicken broth with noodles and mamaliga- some kind of corn porridge, with mujdei- garlic sauce, some pickles, some sour cream and branza- a special sort of cow/ sheep cheese, and of course, some fried meat and a glass of red tasty home-made wine. Pofta buna- bone appetite! And welcome to our country”!

You can also go to: http://www.linguata.md , if you want to find out more about the young Moldovans, their interest in learning languages and their achievements.













                                                          

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