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.
This year in Moldova, in the Ethno-Cultural Complex VATRA took place the Medieval Festival. With the hope that this fest will be organized every year we present a photo gallery of the main events. Enjoy!
The boarding-house “Butuceni” is situated in a picturesque place which enjoys your eyes with a wonderful landscape. It is a village with rocky hills and lovely green meadows and the river Reut which seems to be guarding the quietness and peace here. The village Butuceni that lodges you is situated 47 km north of Chisinau and 18 km from Orhei.
Emil Loteanu is a Moldavian film director born in Clocuşna, Moldova. Early during, Soviet time he moved to Moscow an continued his activity there. However he remains the most famous and talented Moldavian film director that existed so far.
Loteanu studied at the Mkhat studio school and graduated from VGIK in 1962. He made his directorial debut with the movie Big Mountain Большая Гора in 1960 at the Moldova Film Studio, and continued to make films there until 1975, when he joined Mosfilm. Frequently casting beautiful women in his films — and often falling in love with them - even his detractors couldn’t deny Loteanu’s effective use of the frame. And with such stylish films as Gypsy Camp Vanishes Into the Blue (1975) and My Tender and Affectionate Beast (1977), he began to gain international success. Working through the early ’90s, Loteanu’s final film was 1993’s The Shell (Скорлупа). He died April 18, 2003, in Moscow at the age of 66.
Большая гора (1959) - director
Жил-был мальчик (1960) aka There Was a Young Boy - director
Камень, время, песня (1963) aka Wait for Us at Dawn - director
Красные поляны (1966) - writer/director
Фреска на белом (1967) - director
Это мгновение (1968) - director
Академик Тарасевич (1970) - director
Lăutarii (Лаутары) (1971) aka Fiddlers - writer/director
Эхо горячей долины (1974) aka Their Torrid Valleys - director
Табор уходит в небо (1975) aka Queen of the Gypsies - writer/director
Мой ласковый и нежный зверь (1978) aka A Hunting Accident - writer/director
Анна Павлова (1983) aka A Woman for All Time - writer/director
Luceafărul (Лучафэрул) (1987) aka The Morning Star - writer/director
Вдвоем на гране времени (1989) - writer
Скорлупа (1993) aka The Shell – director
Chisinau Railway Station
Sânziană is the name given in Romanian and Moldavian folkore for tender fairies and is also used to designate the Galium verum or Cruciata laevipes flowers. Under the plural form Sânziene, the word designates an annual festival in the fairies’ honor.
In Romania, people in the western Carpathian Mountains celebrate the Sânziene holiday annually, on June 24. The folk practices of Sânziene imply that the most beautiful maidens in the village dress in white and spend all day searching for and picking flowers, of which one should be Galium verum (Sânziană) (Lady’s bedstraw or Yellow bedstraw). Using the flowers they picked during the day, the girls braid floral crowns which they wear upon returning to the village at nightfall. There they meet with their beloved and they dance around a bonfire.
Another folk belief is that during the Sânziene Eve night, the heavens open up, making it the strongest night for magic spells, particularly for the love spells. Also it is said that the plants harvested during this night will have marvelous magical powers. According to popular beliefs, strange things, both positive and negative, may happen to a person wandering alone on Sânziene night. Strange ethereal activities are believed to happen. Mircea Eliade’s novel, Noaptea de Sânziene (The Forbidden Forest), includes references to the folk belief about skies opening at night, as well as to paranormal events happening on Sânziene Eve night.
Andrei Sârbu (born December 6, 1950, Chisinau - died April 14, 2000, Chişinău) is a Romanian painter from Moldova who contributed to the renewal of plastic language of space and was the promoter of modernist painting in the country. He managed to stand by its non figurative works and those made in the language of Pop Art and Photo Realism.
Chisinau before the Storm (23.05.2014)