Republic of Moldova, Europe
The Republic of Moldova is a landlocked country in eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the east.
Moldova is historically part of the Principality of Moldavia, it was annexed by the Russian Empire in 1812 and reunited with other Romanian lands in Romania in 1918. After changing hands during the World War II and its final annexation by the Soviet Union it was known as the Moldavian SSR during 1945-1991 and finally declared its independence on 27 August 1991.
The capital city of the Republic of Moldova is Chisinau .