Moldovan Supporters Of Unification With Romania Gather In Chisinau
Thousands of Moldovan supporters of the country's unification with Romania rallied on March 25 in the center of Moldova's capital, Chisinau. Pro-unionist groups from Moldova, Romania, and expatriate communities organized the event. On March 27, 1918, Bessarabia -- a region partially corresponding with modern-day Moldova -- proclaimed a union with Romania, which lasted until 1940. Ethnic Moldovans and Romanians share the same language, but Moldovan President Igor Dodon strictly opposes calls for a merger of the two countries.