|On 20 January 2009, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title 650 Years Since the Foundation of the State of Moldavia. The issue comprises two stamps, one on a souvenir sheet, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Elena Karacenţev. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.|
ABOUT THE THEME
Moldavia (Romanian: Moldova pronounced [molˈdova]) is a geographic and historical region and former principality in Eastern Europe, corresponding to the territory between the Eastern Carpathians and the Dniester river. An initially independent and later autonomous state, it existed from the 14th century to 1859, when it united with Wallachia as the basis of the modern Romanian state; at various times, the state included the regions of Bessarabia (with the Budjak), all of Bukovina and (under Stephen the Great) Pokuttya. The western part of Moldavia is now part of Romania and the eastern part belongs to the Republic of Moldova, while the northern and south-eastern parts are territories of Ukraine. Read more..
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Arms, Flag and Offices of the President of the Republic of Moldova
Bogdan I Vodă - The Founder of the Idependent Principality of Moldavia
Bogdan I the Founder (Romanian: Bogdan Întemeietorul) was the third or fourth voivode of Moldavia (c. 1363 – c. 1367). He and his successors established the independence of Moldavia, freeing the territory east of the Carpathian Mountains of Hungarian and Tatar domination. His contribution to the constitution of the autonomous Moldavian state, ignored by the Slavo-Romanian chronicles, is reflected by the name of Kara-Boğdan attributed by the Turks to Moldavia. Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Bogdan_I_of_Moldavia', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)