Although the region was able to hold onto some of its autonomy, the Treaty of Bucharest of 1812 had the Ottoman's surrendering the eastern half of the Principality of Moldavia (as well as Khotyn and old Bessarabia) to the Russian Empire, and the region became known as "Oblast of Moldavia and Bessarabia."For clarification purpose, Bessarabia was an historical term for the geographic region in Eastern Europe bounded by the Dniester River on the east and the Prut River on the west. When World War I began in the early 1900's across Europe, an estimated 300,000 Bessarabians were drafted into the Russian Army.
This fueled Bessarabia to announce their independence from Russia in 1918.
They're smart, nice, good and goodlooking young women. Well, it's kind of a fashion here for poor, but skilled people but also for many, many skilled middle income people, who don't earn here as much as they would by working in other countries to leave -- to go and work somewhere else, somewhere where they are better paid.
Moldova’s 2 million, 5-year Millennium Challenge Corporation compact for economic development and investment projects in irrigation infrastructure, high-value agricultural production, and road rehabilitation ended in 2015.
The current Government of Moldova seeks closer integration with Europe. Moldova maintains an embassy in the United States at 2101 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 (tel: 202-667-1130; fax 202-667-1204).
Moldova signed an Association Agreement, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), on June 27, 2014 and ratified the Agreement on July 2, 2014. More information about Moldova is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here: Department of State Moldova Page Department of State Key Officers List CIA World Factbook Moldova Page U.
The EU lifted the visa requirement for Moldovan citizens (holders of biometric passports) on April 28, 2014 (for travel up to three months).