Moldova: History

  1. 1812

    The Treaty of Bucharest grants Russia control of eastern Moldova and the Ottoman Empire gains control of western Moldova.

  2. 1878

    The Ottomans recognize the independence of Romanian state including present day western Moldova.

  3. 1918

    Bessarabia, now Moldova, declares independence and parliament calls for a union with Romania.

  4. 1920

    The Treaty of Paris recognizes the union between Bessarabia and Romania.

  5. 1940

    Russia annexes Bessarabia and combines it with most of the Moldovan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic to form the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic.

  6. 1991

    Moldova declares its independence and joins the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  7. 1992

    Moldova becomes a member of the United Nations.

  8. 1993

    Moldova's currency, the Rouble, is replaced by the Leu.


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