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Triumphal Arch of Chișinău in 1975

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

Chișinău, capital of Moldova, when the country was part of the Soviet Union. At that time the population of the city was 452 000 (source: Novosti). In this 1975 picture one can see the Triumphal Arc (Arcul de Triunf), built in 1840 by design of architect I. Zauschevic to commemorate the victory of the Russian Empire over the Ottoman Empire during the Russo-Turkish War (1828–29). Behind it, there …