Stephen the Great Monument, Chisinau

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The Stephen the Great Monument is a prominent monument in Chişinău, Moldova.The monument to Stephen the Great was designed by architect Alexandru Plămădeală in 1923. It was erected near the main entrance of the Stephen the Great Park in Central Chişinău. The monument was completed in 1927 and opened on 29 April 1928, marking the 470th birthday of Stephen the Great. The total cost of the monument was 4.000.000 lei.A few days before the 1940 Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, the monument was relocated to Vaslui, and its pedestal was blown up. On August 25, 1942, the monument was returned to Chişinău and taken back to Romania in 1944. In 1945, the Soviet authorities ordered the restoration of the monument to Chişinău.On 31 August 1989 the monument to Stephen the Great was returned to its original location, chosen by Alexandru Plămădeală in the 1920s. The initial inscriptions were restored. Flower-laying ceremonies are regularly performed at the pedestal of this monument on each national holiday and on days of official top and high level visits.
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  • I was expecting a large monument, perhaps conditioned also by the nickname of the Moldovan national hero, instead here is a tiny statue, almost unassuming, anyway nice to see and at the entrance to a cool Park for a leisurely stroll.
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  • Beautiful monument. All guests of Chisinau, be sure to visit it. Nearby is the beautiful park.
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  • The monument of Stefan cel Mare, leader of Moldova's history. When entering the Park of the same name as him, the monument you can see the entrance to the Park. Only with it, but you can see in the picture of the Moldovan banknote. Great, Stefan, in the period of the Ottoman Empire Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror who fought against the former King of Romania, Vlad was a cousin of [22] (Dracula).
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