Sunday, July 14, 2013

Arc de Triomphe.... from Moldova

Chișinău is the capital and largest city of the Republic Moldova. Built of white stone this triumphal arch is similar in design to Paris’ Arc de Triomphe but much smaller. The triumphal arch was built in 1841 as a gift from the Russian Tsar Nikolai I. It is a symbol of the victory of Russia over Turkey in the war of 1806-1812 and the liberation of the territory between the Dniester and Prut rivers.

In 2013 Moldova isseud two Europa stamps themed “postal vehicles”.


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