Theme Week Moldova – Dubăsari

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Liberal Arts College © flickr.com - Clay Gilliland/cc-by-sa-2.0

Liberal Arts College © flickr.com – Clay Gilliland/cc-by-sa-2.0

Dubăsari is a city in Transnistria region of the Republic of Moldova, with a population of 23,650 and functions as the seat of the Dubăsari (Dubossary) District. The origin of the town name is the plural form of the Romanian archaic word dubăsar (“boatman”), a derivative of dubă (“a small wooden boat“), so “Dubăsari” means “boatmen”.

Dubăsari is the site of one of the oldest settlements in Moldova, and the Transnistrian region. Stone Age artifacts have been found in the area, and there are several kurgans (presumed Scythian) around the city. First mentions of modern Dubăsari date to the beginning of the 16th century, as a fair populated by Moldavian peasants. The settlement became part of the Russian Empire in 1792, and was granted city status in 1795. It was part of Kherson Governorate from 1803 to 1922.

World War II memorial © Донор/cc-by-sa-4.0 Dubăsari hydroelectric dam © Вадим Александрович Журук All Saints church © Loraine/cc-by-sa-4.0 Liberal Arts College © flickr.com - Clay Gilliland/cc-by-sa-2.0 © panoramio.com - Evgeniy JC/cc-by-3.0 Strada Lomonosov © panoramio.com - Evgeniy JC/cc-by-3.0
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Dubăsari hydroelectric dam © Вадим Александрович Журук
In 1924–1940, Dubăsari was part of the Soviet-created Moldavian ASSR. The town was heavily industrialized during the pre-WWII period. In the course of World War II, in 1940, when Bessarabia was occupied by the Soviet Union, it became part of the newly created Moldavian SSR. On 27 July 1941, the town was occupied by German and Romanian troops. It was re-captured by Soviet forces in the summer of 1944.

In 1951–1954, the Dubăsari dam, and a 48 MW hydroelectric power plant Dubossarskaya GES was constructed, and Dubossary Reservoir was formed.

Dubăsari and its suburbs were the site of major conflict during 1990–1992, that eventually culminated in the War of Transnistria (1992). Since then, it has been controlled by the breakaway administration of Transnistria and Russia. The city’s economy was significantly damaged during the war in 1992.

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