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To serve the Church among the Slavic nations of the world by assisting it to become fully equipped to fulfil the great commission of Jesus Christ

Moldova

Background

Formerly ruled by Romania, Moldova was annexed to become part of the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. 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.

Location

Eastern Europe, northeast of Romania

Area

33,843 sq km

Land Boundaries

Romania, Ukraine Population 3.5 million (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups

Moldavian/Romanian 65%, Ukrainian 13.8%, Russian 13%, Gagauz 3.5%, Jewish 1.5%, Bulgarian 2%, other 1.2%

Religions

Orthodox 92%, Catholic 2%, Evangelicals 6%

Languages

Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)

Capital

Kishinev

Industries

Food processing, agricultural machinery, foundry equipment, refrigerators and freezers, washing machines, hosiery, sugar, vegetable oil, shoes, textiles

Agriculture

Vegetables, fruits, wine, grain, sugar beets, sunflower seed, tobacco; beef, milk

Currency

Moldovan lei

Moldovan Baptist Choir

Moldovan Baptist Choir

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