05 August 2017

#1325 Moldova

Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova (RomanianRepublica Moldova), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south (by way of the disputed territory of Transnistria). The capital city is Chișinău.

About some facts written on the postcard:

Maria Bieșu (August 3, 1935 – May 16, 2012) was a Moldovan opera singer. Debuting in 1961, she eventually went on to become the chief vocalist of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Moldova. Her artistic excellence brought her international recognition and invitations to sing in other countries, including Italy, where she performed at the Milan Opera from 1965 to 1967.

Lev Semyonovich Berg (also known as Leo S. Berg) (RussianЛев Семёнович Берг; 14 March 1876, Bender, Moldova – 24 December 1950, Leningrad, Russia) was a leading Russian geographerbiologist and ichthyologist who served as President of the Soviet Geographical Society between 1940 and 1950.

Olga Bolşova (also written Olga Bolshova; born 16 June 1968 in ChişinăuMoldovan SSR) is a retired Moldovan athlete who specialized in the high jump and triple jump.

Her personal best high jump is 1.97 metres, achieved in September 1993 in Rieti. Her personal best triple jump is 14.24 metres, achieved in June 2003 in Alcalá de Henares. Both results are still Moldovan national records.

Situated in the extreme northwest of Moldova, Emil Racoviţă Cave has a total length of 90.2 km underground labyrinths, is the third largest gypsum cave in Europe. It was discovered in 1959 after an explosion in the village Criva gypsum quarry. In 1977 the first scientific investigations are undertaken. In 1991 Moldova adopted the Government Decision no. 664 "On state protection of karst cave near the village of Criva." Cave is the labyrinth, the cave is СО2 concentration increased in some areas reaching up to 2-4%. Galleries, most of them have walls covered with fine clays of different colors in total agreement with shades of white, pink, red, black or blue covering plaster walls. Contrast increased and two deep wells which, together with over 20 underground lakes, form a unique ensemble created by nature.

Thank you, Katerina !
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