Definitions

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  • proper n. A governorate of Romania during World War II, established in 1941 and captured by Soviet forces in 1944.
  • proper n. An autonomous territory within Moldova, not internationally recognized as a nation. It is the only part of Moldova in which the Cyrillic alphabet is official, while the Latin alphabet is generally "restricted".

Etymologies

Literally "beyond the river Dniester". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An example of this would be the case of the separatist regime in Transnistria, which is heavily sponsored by Russia, who pays the bills of its illegal administration.

    Rahim Kanani: An Interview With Igor Munteanu, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the USA and Canada

  • Then the Romanians deported some 23,000 Jews from the Khotyn district, which includes the city, to an occupied zone known as Transnistria.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Transnistria, which is part of Moldova, a neighbor of the E.U. member Romania, is ruled by a pro-Russian nationalist movement that has been seeking independence from Moldova.

    NYT > Home Page

  • When compared to the other disputed former Soviet territories of Pridnestrovie (also referred to as Transnistria, Transdniestria, Transdnestr and Trans-Dniester), South Ossetia and Abkhazia - Nagorno Karabakh (which Armenians also refer to as Artsakh) often seems to get the least attention.

    Russia Blog

  • But where things can get nasty is that there is a breakaway part of Rep Moldova called Transnistria (pop about 35\% Romanian, rest various slavic groups) that is backed by Russia.

    Politics.ie - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52

  • Although independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Dniester River supporting the Slavic majority population, mostly Ukrainians and Russians, who have proclaimed a "Transnistria" republic.

    Moldova

  • They have proclaimed a "Transnistria" republic with their own currency.

    languagehat.com: MOLDOVAN/ROMANIAN.

  • Although independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Nistru (Dnister) River supporting the Slavic majority population (mostly Ukrainians and Russians) who have proclaimed a "Transnistria" republic.

    The 2000 CIA World Factbook

  • Although independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Nistru (Dnister) River supporting the Slavic majority population, mostly Ukrainians and Russians, who have proclaimed a "Transnistria" republic.

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

  • Speaking of other frozen conflicts such as Transnistria and Nagorno Karabakh in the light of the events in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Mr Wolski underlined the need for the EU to

    EUobserver.com - Headline News

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