Most large natural lakes are located in the southern part of Moldova, and five largest of these lakes are located in the valley of the River Prut in Cahul district. The Prut floodplain almost all over - from Glodeni to Cahul district, but especially from Leova and below, is a strip of flooding, the width of which depends on the extent of the spill Prut river in different seasons. These factors also depend on the spring thaw of Carpathian snows.
The Prut floodplain, especially in its lower parts brings unusually rich vegetation and boasts a variety of wildlife, especially birds and waterfowl rodents and fish. This why on lower part of Prut, there was established a natural reservation which includes the largest lake in Moldova - Beleu and part of the floodplain.
It should also be said that the water in the southern lakes and rivers is highly mineralized due to dry weather and sometimes there is an amount of 7 g salt per liter. For example in the northern rivers and lakes this figure does not exceed 1-2 g / l. This is why the water of the southern rivers and lakes became unsuitable for irrigation and water supply. For the same reason fish stocks in these lakes are sharply reducing, which in turn affects the inhabitants of nearby villages, for whom fishing is the most important source of income. However the landscapes and the views in the region of southern lakes are absolutely astonishing.
The most important lakes in the southern part of Moldova are: Beleu − 6,26 km², Dracele − 2,65 km², Rotunda − 2,08 km², Manta − 2,1 km², Fontan − 1,16 км². ON the valley of Nistru (Dniester) River there are still two major lakes Bîc − 3,72 km² and Crasnoe — 1,6 km².
Chisinau: A View from Above
The Ethnic and Cultural Complex VATRA is located near Chisinau, in a picturesque landscape on the outskirts of natural reservation and makes it possible to explore the culture of Moldavian people. Beside concerts the guests may enjoy fairs, shows, exhibitions of handicrafts , traditional cuisine, master-classes, children’s playgrounds, sports and camping area. This year the complex hosted two major events Medieval Festival (a fest dedicated to middle age culture and art) and Ethnic Balkan Festival. By visiting this place you will learn a lot more about moldavian-romanian culture and will certainly enjoy spending time here.
One of the most important festivals of the yearin the Republic of Moldova is called Gustar. The event took place near national holidays, from 23 to 25 August 2014 and is along lasting traditions that take place every year.
The name of festival “Gustar” comes from an old word with Latin roots and means August in the popular version.
Over the years the festival has become one of national importance, a place of reunion and a place of knowledge, where friendships, art and love are combined. It represents the culmination of summer and is a feeling that brings people together and makes them better.
The event is organized around the beautiful area of Old Orhei, which provides:
Festival “Gustar” is a place where different cultures are gathered under the same sky beautiful with good music where intercultural exchange takes place. The event is also famous for various artists live performance. This years besides famous Moldavian artists like Trigon and Gandul Matei, people were able to see several famous international artists like Estas Tonne or Goran Bregovic. If you visit Moldova in August, it is an essential point of attraction that combines Moldavian culture, art, traditions and hospitality.
Efes Vitanta Moldova Brewery (EVMB) is the largest beer manufacturer in the Republic of Moldova and controls about 70% of the national beer market. It is situated in Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova. The company was founded in 1783 and was called during soviet time – Chisinau Beer Factory. In 1995 the company was privatized, while in 2003 the majority stocks was acquired by the Turkish company Efes Beverage Group, which at that time had already been active in the Russian beer market and was included in the list of the largest brewers in Europe. The new owners changed the company name to “Vitanta Moldova Efes Brewery” and in 2004 received a certificate of quality management system ISO 9001.
Chisinau Beer is proudly bearing the name of the capital city and is the favorite brand of beer consumed in Moldova. It aims to become a source of optimism and pride for Moldovans.
Besides Chisinau Beer also include portfolio of other famous brands of beer as Ephesus, Staryi Melnik, Jiguliovskoe or Belyi Medved.
Main beer brands manufactured by the company:
Chisinau Blondă — classic beer. 4.5%, - alcohol content, 11% - density.
Chișinău Draft — classic beer. 5.0% - alcohol content, 12% - density.
Chișinău Draft Mild — light beer. 4.0% - alcohol content, 10% - density.
Chișinău Aurie Originală — light beer. 5.0% - alcohol content, 10% - density.
Chișinău Specială Tare — strong beer. 7.0% - alcohol content, 16% - density
Timișoreana - pasteurized lager. 4,7% - alcohol content, 11.1% - density
Lower Prut Reserve (Rezervaţia Prutul de Jos) is a scientific Reserve in Cahul District, Moldova which was founded on April 23, 1991. It covers an area of 1691 hectares.
It was created in order to protect the flora and fauna of the lake and floodplain Beleu of his surroundings through Government Decision of 23 April 1991. Length of the lake is 5 km and the width is 2km, with an average average depth of 0.5-1.5 m, a maximum depth of 2.5 m water level in Lake Beleu largely dependent on the water level of the Danube and Prut.
Fauna Reserve is represented by198 species, 140 of them are birds. Reserve is located at approximately 450 parallel north latitude, which is halfway between the equator and the North Pole and represents an important passage for migratory birds. Some rare birds like egret, swan, spoonbill, pelicanil, cormorant, little Califar white, glaucous gull, etc. can be encountered here. Among the rare species of mammals that are encountered within the reserve there can be mentioned otter, wild cat, white bellied shrew, ermine, mink, etc. The Reserve is also represented by approximately 190 species of plants.
Moldavian Historical National Emblems (Coats of Arms)
Zimbru Stadium is a football-specific stadium in Chișinău, Moldova completed in May, 2006 with a capacity of 10,400 people, corresponds to all norms required by UEFA and FIFA for national and international matches. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Zimbru Chișinău and the Moldova national football team.
The Moldovan football team’s second biggest defeat took place in this stadium, a 5-0 defeat to England in September 2012, during FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualification. The construction of the stadium took 27 months to complete at a cost of almost 11 million USD. The VIP box is reserved for 250 people. Sports journalists have 44 places at their disposal.
The arena meets all the requirements for holding official international matches.Republic of Moldova will play the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying games in Group G with Russia, Sweden, Austria, Montenegro, Moldova, Liechtenstein on the Zimbru Stadium.