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From North to South – Legend

1. Kamenka

  • Wittgenstein park
  • Stone Sculpture Park on the Territory of Dniestr Health Resort
  • Colosseum hotel and restaurant.

Kamenka district is located in the very north of Pridnestrovie. Being one of the most picturesque places of the region, Kamenka and its vicinity continue to attract tourists from the region and abroad every year.

Park of Culture and Rest named after Prince Wittgenstein

A park with an area of 25 acres (circa 27 hectares) was launched with the homestead of Prince P.Kh. Wittgenstein in the 1820s. It was intended for vacationers who were receiving the treatment with grape juice.

In 2011, a bust of the Prince was installed in the park, which was later moved to the Glory Memorial – a site commemorating the soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War. At the new location of the bust, a historical and cultural complex was created. One of the granite slabs installed there narrates the life path of P.Kh. Wittgenstein with special attention to his contribution to the development of Kamenka.

Stone Sculpture Park on the Territory of Dnestr Health Resort

The Dnestr Health Resort is the oldest spa place in the region, known far beyond Pridnestrovie. Due to its favourable geographical location, beautiful hilly landscape and mild climate, the resort regularly hosts thousands of people who want to improve their health.

The area of the park and beach zones of the Dnestr sanatorium is more than twenty hectares. The main factors that guarantee good rest and fruitful treatment are aerotherapy, air and sunbaths, and plunging into the healing Dniester water.

The resort has its own drinking pump room (a special pavilion arranged above a well of mineral water) with mineral water Dnestryanka rivalling the world famous Mirgorodskaya.

Colosseum Hotel

The hotel-and-restaurant complex Colosseum, which is situated in the centre of Kamenka, offers its guests cosy and comfortable rooms, including suite rooms. The restaurant menu combines dishes of Moldovan, Ukrainian, and Russian cuisine.

Kamenka, str. Lenin, 4

Tel: + 373-216-2-21-21, + 373-216-2-21-22

E-mail: info@village.md

2. Rashkovo

  • Church of St. Cajetan
  • Synagogue Ruins
  • Ruins of the Intercession Church

Church of St. Cajetan

The Polish Roman Catholic church of St. Cajetan, the oldest Catholic temple in Pridnestrovie, has practically survived to this day in its original form. The construction is a classic sample of Polish Catholic church architecture of the 18th century with baroque elements. In Soviet times, the church was closed and the building was used by local authorities, first as a granary, and then as a carpentry workshop. Only in 1990, it was returned to the Catholic community, and since then services have been held here to the sounds of the organ.

Synagogue Ruins

The synagogue was built in Rashkovo around 1749 with funds from the so-called ‘box fee’ – a special type of Jewish community tax. At that time, the village was one of the centres of world Hasidism – a religious movement in Judaism, which in the early 18th century came over the Jewish population of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the adjacent territories. For a long time, the synagogue served as the spiritual hub of the multitudinous Jewish community of Rashkovo. However, in the early 1930s, during the anti-religious campaign, its dome was destroyed, and by now, only stone walls and some elements of the interior have survived to remind us of the magnificent structure.

Ruins of the Intercession Church

The Church of Holy Virgin Protection was built in 1740. Initially, it was Greek Catholic (Uniate), and then became Orthodox. In the Soviet years, the temple, like many other religious buildings of the region, was destroyed. To date, only the walls and a part of the shingled roof have survived of the church, which look sad, but charmingly nostalgic.

3. Katerinovka Village

The village of Katerinovka was founded in 1822. The area of the village is 225 hectares. It is situated 17 km from Kamenka, its district center, and 160 km from Tiraspol.

4. Stroentsy

  • Tower of Winds
  • Countess’s Gazebo
  • Grapevine Terraces
  • Temple-Chapel in Honour of the Icon of Our Lady She Who is Quick to Hear
  • Water Mill
  • Restaurant Old Mill

Tower of Winds

The Tower of Winds, an architectural monument of the late 19th century, rises on a steep Dniester cliff in the village of Stroentsy. It was built in memory of Petr Khristianovich Wittgenstein, a great commander of the Russian army, Hero of the Patriotic War of 1812.

Countess’s Gazebo

On the edge of the slope crowned by the Tower of Winds, next to the grapevine terraces is the Countess’s Gazebo. It was built in 1908 by order of Maria Petrovna Zinovieva, the granddaughter of Prince Petr Khristianovich Wittgenstein. The gazebo offers a breath-taking view of the Dniester, the village and beyond.

Grapevine Terraces

Vine terraces make an inseparable constituent of the rich history of Stroentsy Village. At the beginning of the 19th century, the terraces were part of the estate of Prince Wittgenstein, who paid special attention to the development of viticulture.

Temple-Chapel in Honour of the Icon of Our Lady She Who is Quick to Hear

The chapel is one of the youngest in Pridnestrovie: its foundation was laid in 2016, and it was consecrated two years later, at the end of 2018.

They built the chapel on donations, in the image of the temple from the holy land of Athos and completely by hand, since on the Mount Athos the use of technical devices is forbidden.

A copy of the icon, after which the temple was named, was also brought from Athos to the chapel.

Water Mill

Today, a water mill is one of the main attractions of the village and the entire north of Pridnestrovie. The picturesque nature around the mill is organically complemented by the landscape design of the territory. At present, based on the premises of the mill, there is a museum and a restaurant-hotel complex Old Mill.

Restaurant Old Mill

The tourist complex is located in the scenic reserve Stroentsy Yar. It contains three cottages for guests, 2 floors each, offering 6 double rooms. The complex has touristic, cultural and historical value, as it also includes the Water Mill Museum, the Moldavian Manor Museum, grapevine terraces, wine cellars as well as the Old Mill restaurant serving traditional local and European cuisine.

Rybnitsa district, Stroentsy Village, str. 1 May, 21 “a”

Tel: +373 778 34-755, +373 555 6-39-79,

Fax + 373 555 6-39-79,

E-mail: klavarussu@mail.ru

5.Rybnitsa

  • Moldova Steel Works
  • The Memorial of Military Glory
  • St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
  • Archangel Michael Cathedral

Moldova Steel Works

Moldova Steel Works is one of the most well-known and recognizable symbols of Pridnestrovie and Rybnitsa.

Founded in 1985, the plant is the main enterprise of the Pridnestrovian heavy industry and metallurgy and the most important taxpayer as well. Over 34 years, the plant has been modernized many times and state-of-the-art equipment has been installed. Today more than 2000 people work at Moldova Steel Works, the enterprise is 100% state-owned and is a town-forming one for Rybnitsa.

The plant uses a heavy-duty electric arc furnace, which can produce approximately one million tons of liquid steel per year. The products of the plant’s section rolling shop include angle bar, wire rod, rebar and channel.

The Memorial of Military Glory

The Memorial of Military Glory in Rybnitsa was opened in 1975, to the 30th anniversary of the Great Victory. Eternal Flame in a festive atmosphere lit Hero of the Soviet Union VV. Vakharlovsky, a participant in the liberation of Rybnitsa from the Nazi invaders I.A. Yablonsky cut the ribbon.

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

John Nepomuk-Kozhukhovsky built the first Catholic Church in Rybnitsa in 1815-1817. In the 30s of the 20th century, the church was closed. In 1990, Catholic believers asked Moscow to open a parish in Rybnitsa, and in 1994, the construction of St. Joseph’s church began. Architect P. G. Yablonsky prepared the project, and priest Tadeusz Magerowski – the abbot of the Church – made changes, characteristic of the style of Catholic temples.

Local building materials were regarded as basic during church construction, Three Church bells were cast in Poland. In 2003, the Church was consecrated and became a functioning temple.

Archangel Michael Cathedral

The architecture of the cathedral reflects the best tra­ditions of Russian temple architecture. On the third tier of the bell tower of the church there is a large bell­ called “Blagovest”. It is surrounded by 10 more bells, the smallest of which weighs 4 kg. The cathedral is an architectural monument and one of the symbols of Rybnitsa.

6. Dubossary

  • Dubossary hydropower plant
  • The Memorial Complex of Military Glory
  • Restaurant “Dnestrovsky Sad”
  • The Barrow of Glory

Dubossary hydropower plant

In 1955, the first hydropower power plant was launched on the Dniester River – the Dubossary HPP. Since then, it has been uninterruptedly supplying electricity to Transdniestria.

Dubossary reservoir is adjacent to the dam of the hydropower plant. It is one of the most picturesque places in the whole area. The rich nature and picturesque views invariably att­ract many tourists.

34 Naberezhnaja str., Dubossary

Tel: +373-215-3-47-55, +373-215-2-44-91

Website: ges-dubossary.ru

The Memorial Complex of Military Glory

The Memorial Complex of Military Glory is the burial place of 81 soldiers of the Soviet Army who died during the liberation of the town from German-Romanian invaders in 1944. Among them is the Hero of the Soviet Union, the commander of the mortar crew I. Krasikov. On May 5, 2010, granite busts of I.  Krasikov, as well as four more Heroes buried in the territory of Dubossary district: G. Korneyev I. Shikunov, N. Alferiev and I. Fedosov were unveiled at the memorial.

Restaurant “Dnestrovsky Sad”

Hotel and restaurant complex “Dnestrovsky Sad” is located in the heart of Dubossary. The restaurant offers two banquet halls and a cafe “Vstrecha”, where Moldavian cuisine and other traditional dishes are widely presented.

1 Dzerzhinskogo str., Dubossary, Pridnestrovie

Tel: + 373-215-3-43-17, + 373-215-3-39-40.

The Barrow of Glory

The Barrow of Glory in Dubossary was opened on August 24, 1968. A T-34 tank, which had been raised from the bottom of the Nistru River shortly before, was installed on its top. A combat vehicle sank during a fi­erce battle to liberate the Dubossary region from German-Romanian invaders in May 1944. The crew of four, which included two Heroes of the Soviet Union, died with the tank. The remains of the tankers were buried at the foot of the barrow.

7. Grigoriopol

  • The Chapel of the Icon of the Mother of God “The Three-handed”.
  • Central Park of Culture and Leisure

The Chapel of the Icon of the Mother of God “The Three-handed”

The Orthodox chapel with the icon of the Mother of God the Three-Handed was built in honour of the foundation of Grigoriopol. The initiators of the construction were the bishop of Tiraspol and Dubossary Justinian, Yu.E. Nilov, P.G. Denisenko and the head of the state administration I. I. Zynnik.

The chapel was built on the site where the foundation stone of the city was laid on July 25, 1792. Оn July 25, according to the calendar of the Orthodox Church, the icon of the Mother of God “The Three-handed” is celebrated. It is considered the patron of the town and was installed in the erected chapel.

Central Park of Culture and Leisure

The town’s park is the visiting card of Grigoriopol and one of the main places of rest for citizens. It regularly hosts festive events, concerts and field registration of marriages.

8. Village of Chobruchi

  • D. K. Rodin Park in the village of Chobruchi
  • House of Culture

D. K. Rodin Park in the village of Chobruchi

35-year-old sculptor Dmitry Khirillovich Rodin, born in Russia, Penza region, in 1953, initiated the creation of an unusual Park in the village. The idea of this Park came to him after seeing the old Trinity icon by Andrey Rublev, which has a complex symbolism. Dmitry Rodin began to experiment in the courtyard of his own house. There was a small pond, a bridge, a gazebo, various trees and shrubs were planted, and of course, there was a fountain. He started implementing his ideas in the early 70’s and worked tirelessly until the early 80’s. Finally, the Park was transformed; it had several ponds with a concrete base, channels, bridges, a rotunda, a Swan Palace, where swan couples lived, in the daytime swimming on the water surface among water lilies. Picturesque boulders were installed, a large hill was built in the center of the Park and a rock was built on it. What is the most important – the Park was filled with sculptures. Later, there was set one grotto, then the second one, which, however, the artist did not have time to finish. Let just say about the main and unusual things. Grottoes and sculptures of the Park, and cast out of concrete and look like natural stone. But the Park is interesting not only for this. The whole concept of the Park is based on a complex symbolism of the unity of the main elements of nature-earth (stone), water, light (fire), united by the unquenchable spirit of art. The water in  ponds and fountains was very important, as it reflected all these rocks and sculptures.

House of Culture

The decision to build a modern House of Culture with 600 seats was made in 1953. It was the first object built after combining six small rural households in the village of Chobruchi into a single large collective farm. The authors of the project were architects V.P. Alexandrov and I.S. Eltman, as well as D.K. Rodin, who was engaged in the design of the pediment and the interior. The facade architecture is characteristic of the post-war decade. A four-column portico emphasizes the main entrance and is well connected with the side facades. Due to its beauty and exquisite architecture, the House of Culture for many years occupied the first place in the Moldavian Republic at competitions of rural centers of culture. Immediately after the opening on November 4, 1956, the building housed art groups, a library and a film installation. Today, the House of Culture, renovated in 2015, remains the center of the cultural life of the village. A considerable number of creative groups work here, including the folk vocal and instrumental groups “Sailboat”, the Moldavian music orchestra “Taraf”, the vocal group “Chobruchanka”, etc.