Easter Eggs Decorations in Moldova
Before the easter Holidays in Moldova (April 20) there is the recipe for the basic component of all Easter meals.
Soften yeast in warm water. Combine milk, sugar, salt and butter; cool to lukewarm. Stir in 2 cups flour and eggs and mix well. Stir in softened yeast; add raisins and remaining flour to make soft dough. Let rest 10 minutes.
Knead for 10 minutes on lightly floured board until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl turning around to grease the entire surface. Cover; let rise (1 1/2 hours) in warm place or until doubled in bulk.
Punch down and let rise (1 hour or more). Divide dough into 2 balls. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
For Easter, make into 2 round loaves or make a braided loaf by cutting each ball of dough into three parts and braid. Put in loaf pan. Cover and let rise 1 hour. Just before putting into oven brush, with egg white. Bake in moderate oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 to 35 minutes or until done.
Moldavian Collector Petru Costin entered into Guinness World Records for the most significant historical and cultural heritage - a collection containing 3,200 horseshoes dated from XIV-XX centuries, divided in over 25 thematic collections. He was proposed for registration in the Guinness World Records at the initiative of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. The Guinness World Record certificate is kept now in the Museum and the University of ASM.
With the use of these horse shoes students from High School and University of the Academy of Sciences built a territorial administrative map of Moldova having an area of 64 square meters and consisting of 190,000 coins, framed in a view which is a giant horseshoe made of other 3,200 small horseshoes offered by the collector.
Alley of Classics, Chisinau
Beautiful Places of Moldova: Naslavcea, Ocnita
Professor Aurelian Gulea was awarded a gold medal for the development of molecules that are able to resist cancer. The medal was presented in Brussels in November 2013 at the International Exhibition of Inventions, Scientific Research and New Technologies .
Over 20 years of laboratory research inventor found cells with properties that are needed to fight a terrible disease. The molecules were tested on cancer cells in the breast, liver and prostate. Tests were carried out abroad, because Moldova has no laboratories equipped for the purpose. According to Aurelian Gulea, a new substance, is not only in more potent than all the existing products, but it is also non-toxic. Despite the success, there is still a lot of work to do before obtaining a molecule in the form of the drug. According to the scientist it is possible that within 3-5 years the drug will reach the market .
Aurelian Gulea is a specialist in the field of inorganic chemistry and physics. Professor, Head of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Physics at the State University of Moldova, was awarded the gold medal of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) “Outstanding Inventor" and WIPO award "Innovative Enterprise”. Aurelian has been awarded gold, silver and bronze medals with more than a hundred international exhibitions for innovations and inventions.
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Stephen III of Moldavia he is also known as Stefan the Great (Stefan cel Mare) Was the Prince of Moldavia between 1457 and 1504 and the most representative member of the House of Musat.
During his reign, he strengthened Moldavia and maintained its independence against the ambitions of Hungary, Poland, and the Ottoman Empire, which all tended to subdue the land. Stephen achieved fame in Europe, especially for his long resistance against the Ottomans. He was victorious in 46 of his 48 battles. After his decisive victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Vaslui, Pope Sixtus IV deemed him verus christianae fidei athleta (true Champion of Christian Faith).
Menaced by powerful neighbours, Stefan successfully repelled an invasion by the Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus, defeating him in the Battle of Baia (in 1467), crushed an invading Tatar force at Lipnic and invaded Wallachia in 1471 (the latter had by then succumbed to Ottoman power and had become its vassal). Stefan’s search for European assistance against the Turks had no real success and he won all the crucial battles mostly on his own.
After 1484, when he lost the fortresses of Chilia Noua and Cetatea Alba to an Ottoman blitz invasion, Stephen had to face not only new Turkish onslaughts which he defeated again on November 16, 1485 at Catlabuga Lake and on the Siret River in March 1486, but also the Polish designs on Moldavian independence. Finally on August 20, 1503 he concluded a peace treaty with Sultan Beyazid II that preserved Moldavia’s self-rule, at the cost of an annual tribute to the Turks.
During the assault of Chilia Noua in 1462, Stephen was shot in the leg and this wound never fully healed. Over time, he summoned to his royal court many doctors, astrologists and other persons, who attempted to heal his wound. However the result was not very convincing. Towards the end of his life, Stephen suffered from gout, which immobilized his hands and legs. On November 9, 1503, Vladislav, King of Hungary wrote to the Doge of Venice: Finally the great Prince died on the morning of July 2, 1504. He was buried in the Monastery of Putna, which he built earlier.
Stephen the Great is perceived by the Romanian Orthodox Church as a defender of the faith of the whole of Christianity. Stephen’s opposition to the Ottoman Empire protected the entirety of Europe from an invasion. Stefan cel Mare built during his life, 44 churches and monasteries one for each battle that he won (44 out of a total of 48). At the end of the 20th century, the Romanian Orthodox Church decided to canonize Stephen. The canonization was took place on June 20, 1992 by the Synodic Council of the Romanian Orthodox Church and since then Stefan is called “Saint Voivode Stephen the Great”. His feast day in the Romanian Orthodox calendar is July 2 – on the day of his death.