History of Dubossary

The centre of Dubossary district, Dubossary town, is considered o­ne of the oldest settlements in Pridnestrovie. According to some reports, the first mention of it dates back to the 14th century, but the exact age of the town is still unknown.

At different times Dubossary was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Poland and the Crimean Khanate. During the Russian-Turk­ish wars, the headquarters of a prominent Russian military com­mander G.A. Potemkin was located here,  also A.V. Suvorov and P.I. Panin have  repeatedly visited  the town. According to the Iasi Peace Treaty of 1791, Dubossary became part of the Russian Empire.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Dubossary was one of the largest settlements in Pridnestrovie in terms of population. In Soviet times, the town and the district continued to develop as an important agricultural and industrial center: in 1955 the first power plant on the Nistru – Dubossary Hydroelectric Power Station was built here, in 1970s a well-known clothing factory w­as built, and «Buket Moldavii» winery gai­ned all-Union recognition. The town itself is also being transformed: new residential districts and streets, schools and kindergartens, cultural institu­tions and sports facilities are appearing. In the 1980s, Dubossary became one of the best resort towns in the MSSR.

In 1991-1992, Dubossary found itself in the midst of an armed conflict on the territory of Moldova. The courage and heroism of the inhabitants of the town are marked with the title­ “City of Military Glory”, assigned to Dubossary.

The population of the town of Dubossary and Dubossary district is 31,000 people.