From Perestroika to independence

Flag of the Transdneister Moldovan Repbulic

Flag of the Transdneister Moldovan Repbulic

The Republic of Moldova (the country’s official name since May 1991) declared independence in the wake of the attempted hard-line coup in Moscow in August 1991. The Communist Party of Moldavia was banned. The Transdniester region immediately responded by declaring its independence as the Transdniester Moldovan Republic, with Tiraspol as its capital.