Situated in Chisinau, the center emphasizes a support of the new generation of socially active artists, capable of questioning the legitimacy of the official cultural policy, with its inheritance of the totalitarian past.
Expelled from Russia for three years, Pushkin lived here continuing to write poetry. Particularly valuable are the collections of books published during the poet’s life and a Pushkin statue sculpted by A. Opekusin.
The National Art Museum of Moldova is a cultural centre of great attractive force for the inhabitants of Chisinau and its numerous guests. Its collection represents the history of development of Moldavian, Russian, Soviet and Western European fine arts.
Grape growing and winemaking in the area of modern Moldova began 4000 years ago when the Dacian people discovered how to make wine from grapes, discover this rich history and taste the best in Moldovan wines.
With their comprehensive, personalized support visitors can discover unforgettable places that are completely unique. Their culture tours include a pilgrimage tour, an exploration of Soviet Heritage and visits to A.S. Pushkin sites.
With a musically inspired decor, the unique Jazz Hotel in Chisinau fuses ornate interior details with classic simple style. With live Jazz music in the lobby bar and fitness room and sauna included, you can combine cultural activities with relaxation in Moldova's capital.
A sophisticated five-star hotel with an eclectic interior which fuses classic European details with unique, specially designed furniture. Located close to the historical centre of Chisinau, Maxim Pasha prides itself on comfort and elegance.
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Moldova was declared independent after the
collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Sandwiched between Romania and the
Ukraine, the country’s small size has always made it vulnerable to being
absorbed into large powers. It was under Ottoman control until 1812 when it was
passed over to the Russians. Although initially a fairly autonomous region, the
state became increasingly ‘Russified’ throughout the 20th century.
The musical life of Moldova is split between a strong folk
tradition and a Russian classical tradition. During the Soviet era, folk music
was heavily promoted by the government. This was a measure to promote Moldovan
individualism and to prevent alliances with Romania.
One of Moldova’s most famous sons was the pianist, conductor
and composer Anton Rubinstein. Nicknamed ‘Van II’, he was said to resemble
Beethoven, both as a pianist and in looks. For an account of his life read Rubenstein:
a Life in Music by Philip Taylor.
Mihai Eminescu is Moldova’s most famous and influential
poet. His romantic poetry and prose was heavily nationalistic leading him to
become the country’s national poet. Poems and Prose of Mihai Eminescu contains his translated works.