On April 6, 2017, the Post of Moldova has put into circulation the 13th postmark of the same type since the beginning of the year, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Moldova and other countries, Russian Federation here. The two countries have historical links since the Russo-Turkish war of 1806-1812 when Bessarabia was annexed by the Russian Empire. After a short period of independence and a union with Romania at the beginning of the 20th century, Moldova was one of the Soviet republics from 1940 before the collapse of USSR in 1991. The two countries have respective embassies in Chişinău and Moscow since 1992 and have since maintained somtimes tense relations, Russia supporting the separatist government of Transnistria. Read more..