In 1844, Governor-General of Novorossiya and Bessarabia Count Mikhail Vorontsov has developed a project of a railway, connecting Odessa and Parcani village by the Dniester. Odessa-Kiev railway company proposed to connect Odessa and Kiev with a branch to Parcani via Tiraspol. According to the decree of Nikolay I, the construction was sponsored by the government funds. In 1871 a bridge over the Dniester was constructed. On August 28, 1871, the railway linking Tiraspol with Chișinău was officially opened. This date is recognized as the date of establishment of Moldovan Railways. The line, connecting Bessarabia to the Black Sea and the railway network of Ukraine and Russia became the basis for the future development.
In 1844, the governor of Bessarabia proposed to Tsar Nicolas I a project for a horse-drawn railway linking the city of Odessa with the village of Parcani, near Tiraspol. The construction of this railway did not start until 1863, and the line was officially opened in December 1865. Then it was decided to continue the construction of the line to Chișinău. In 1870, the construction of the first railway station in Chișinău (architect: Henry Lonskay) began, a building consisting of three floors with square towers resembling a fairytale castle.. Read more..
According to a declaration by the Ministry for Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Moldova, it is not permitted to cut stamps from items of prepaid postal stationery, and to use those stamps for the creation of maximum cards. Please read the news article here.
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