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It is a sports trophy obtained at an inter-school oina (a bat-and-ball game) competition in interwar Bessarabia. We don't know which schools participated in this competition, nor the venue, we only know that one of the winners received the second prize and that the event was held on May 13, 1934. In this way we learn about the existence of different sports competitions organized by schools, including the oina game. Oina is a beautiful and complex sports game that promotes the development of body and spirit, courage and the desire for self-improvement. Oina is a treasure of the Romanian people, which must be sacredly kept and passed on to future generations.

The oină or hoina game is considered a Romanian national sports game having a history of at least six centuries. The oina game is practiced continuously, according to the chronicles and deeds of the time at least from the 14th century, being mentioned for the first time in 1364, during the reign of Vlaicu Vodă. The game requires complex sports qualities (good running speed, fast reflexes in self-defense movements against the balls, accuracy in throwing and hitting the ball with a bat or stick). Oina is a sport that identifies us to the same extent as trânta, our national wrestling. The game becomes attractive among young people in the villages, enters the school curriculum through physical education lessons. Through the Education Reform of 1898, as well as through other ministerial decisions, Education Minister Spiru Haret introduces the compulsory oina lessons in all schools, as well as the annual oina competitions.

On May 9, 1899, in Bucharest, the first national oina championship was organized, the teams being made up of high school students. The winner was the team of Nicolae Bălcescu High School from Brăila.

In 1912, the Federation of the Romanian Sports Society (Bucharest) was created, which consisted of 13 sports commissions including the oina commission.

After the Union of 1918, the Federation of the Romanian Sports Society was reorganized in 1923, including the other oina sports commissions of Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia.

In 1932, the Romanian Oina Federation was founded.

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Anniversary event dedicated to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation at the National Museum of History of Moldova

23 June 2016

 
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) marks 15 years of activity in the Republic of Moldova, a period during which was implemented a number of important projects that aim to improve people's lives and to promote democratic values in our country. On this occasion, the Swiss Cooperation Office in the Republic of Moldova organized an open air event for the public on June 23, between 17.00 and 22.00, at the National Museum of History of Moldova.

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Historian's Day 2016

18 June 2016

Historian's Day 2016
On June 18th, 2016,  in the Blue Room of the National Museum of History of Moldova was celebrated the „Historian's professional day". The event was organized by the Association of Historians of Moldova, Institute of History of the ASM, Faculty of History and Philosophy of MSU, SPU "Ion Creangă", Faculty of History and International Relations of ULIM, Chisinau Municipality, Center for Military Culture and History, National Museum of History of Moldova.

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Homage to Mihai Eminescu

15 June 2016

The Department of Culture of Chișinău Municipality and the National Museum of History of Moldova have organized an event of commemoration of poet Mihai Eminescu on the occasion of 127 years since his death.

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Roundtable “Stalinist deportations – a form of political repression”

13 June 2016


Monday, June 13, at the National Museum of History of Moldova was organized roundtable "Stalinist deportations - a form of political repressions". The event was dedicated to the commemoration of 75 years since the first wave of soviet deportations from Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina. The meeting was held in the Conference Room on the first floor, starting at 10.00.

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The official visit of the General Director of Herend Porcelain Manufacture, Hungary

26 May 2016

On 26 May 2016, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the official visit of Dr. Attila Simon, General Director of Herend Porcelain Manufacture of Hungary. The event was marked by the opening of the exhibition of porcelain "Herend Glow" at National Museum of History of Moldova and presentation of the catalog of unique porcelain objects produced by this manufacture

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CRONOGRAF at the National Museum of History of Moldova

21 May 2016

The National Museum of History of Moldova is the traditional partner of the International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF, a major event that brings every year in Moldova quality documentary films from around the world.

This year, at the 13th edition which took place form May 12th to May 18th, Cronograf was at the museum with six documentary films which were projected in the museum cinemateque CLIO on 14th and 21st May.

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The European Night of Museums 2016

21 May 2016

 
The National Museum of History of Moldova participated for the 11th time at the "Museum Night", event that unites museum institutions from Europe and which continue to gain interest from the visiting public.

The event organized on Saturday, 21st May from 12.00 until midnight had as generic „Museum Night 2016 - a cocktail of history, tradition and leisure".

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Celebrating the International Museum Day 2016

18 May 2016

Every year since 1977, on May 18th, is celebrated the International Museum Day at the initiative of The International Council of Museums (ICOM) in order to promote and to make the public aware of the role of these cultural institutions in the society. In 2016 this day has the theme „Museums and cultural landscapes".

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Roundtable „Poles in Soroca"

21 April 2016

 Roundtable „Poles in Soroca
Thursday, April 21, 2016, the Conference Room of the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the roundtable „Poles in Soroca". At the meeting were discussed various aspects of the history of Poles in Soroca, from the early Middle Ages to the contemporary period.

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Launch of the project „Historic site Camp of King Charles XII of Sweden - valorisation and promotion"

8 April 2016

Launch of the project „Historic site Camp of King Charles XII of Sweden - valorisation and promotion
On April 8, the National Museum of History of Moldova organised a special event in the village of Varnița - the official launch of project „Historic site Camp of King Charles XII of Sweden from Varnița - valorisation and promotion"/SITVAR. The museum is the main partner of NGO Woman. Hope. Future (Varnița) which will implement the project in the period of April 1, 2016 - May 1, 2017, in partnership with the municipality of Varnița and the Agency for Inspection and Restoration of Monuments.  

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#Exhibit of the Month

It is a sports trophy obtained at an inter-school oina (a bat-and-ball game) competition in interwar Bessarabia. We don't know which schools participated in this competition, nor the venue, we only know that one of the winners received the second prize and that the event was held on May 13, 1934. In this way we learn about the existence of different sports competitions organized by schools, including the oina game. Oina is a beautiful and complex sports game that promotes the development of body and spirit, courage and the desire for self-improvement. Oina is a treasure of the Romanian people, which must be sacredly kept and passed on to future generations...

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