Over 1000 people died in a fight for independent freedom in 1992, which was focused on Transnistria's administrative capital of Tiraspol. The fighting was dominated by the Russian army, who eventually brought it to an end.
The country of Moldova, inside which Transnistria is situated, protested the stationing of troops in the area - Transnistrians are more sympathetic to Russian ways than the Moldovans. Transnistria occupies a thin strip of land between the Dniestr River and Ukraine.
The Transnistrians say they are an independent country - they have their own bank notes, officials, a president and their own public holidays - most of the world, however, does not recognize them as an independent country.
Transnistria.info aims to collect opinions, news and thoughts on the independent country status of Transnistria from many different sources. A great number of websites report on the situation in Transnistria as if the other sources don't exist, so we intend to publish them all right here so readers can compare and comment on various viewpoints.
The region is also known as Transniestria, Trans-Dniestr or Transdniester, Transdniestria, Transdniester, Transdnistria and Dniestr by some people in Moldova.
It is also known as Pridnestrovie and Pridnestrovye, or Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica, in Transnistria.