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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  • Nice statue at the entrance to the park and worth reading up on Stephen and his place in Moldovan history.  more »
  • What is there more to say than this is a statue of Stephen the Great. When you read about him, you know he has been quite important for Moldova, but as a visiting tourist there is not a lot to see. As...  more »
  • Monument in itself does not make a special impression. But a beautiful architectural ensemble behind the monument gate in a beautiful park. It is impossible not to notice, is located in the heart of the city.
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