Tuesday, May 3, 2011

viewcards of Republic of Moldova

Sadly I only have these 2 of Republic of Moldova, they are from 1990. They show Romania's greatest poet, Mihai Eminescu, as well as Stefan cel Mare. I'm copying you some info on him here ;]

Stephen III of Moldavia or Stephen III (1433, Borzești – July 2, 1504), also known as Stephen the Great (Romanian: Ștefan cel Mare;Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt, "Stephen the Great and Holy" in more modern versions) was Prince of Moldavia between 1457 and 1504 and the most prominent representative of the House of Mușat.
During his reign, he strengthened Moldavia and maintained its independence against the ambitions of HungaryPoland, and the Ottoman Empire, which all sought to subdue the land. Stephen achieved fame in Europe for his long resistance against the Ottomans. He was victorious in 46 of his 48 battles, and was one of the first to gain a decisive victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Vaslui, after which Pope Sixtus IV deemed him verus christianae fidei athleta (true Champion of Christian Faith). He was a man of religion and displayed his piety when he paid the debt of Mount Athos to the Porte, ensuring the continuity of Athos as an autonomous monastical community. 

Republic of Moldova used to belong to Romania, and most of us still consider the country as a part of ours. Also, most Moldavians speak Romanian, next to Russian. My hope is that one day, our countires will be reunited again...

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