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Diorama of the „Iasi-Chisinau Operation”


Diorama of the Iasi-Chisinau Operation was opened to the public in 1990. This is a real masterpiece of art that was being created in the course of more than eight years by Nikolay Prisekin and Alexey Semyonov, the well-known painters of the Military Artists' Studio named after M.V. Grekov. In size it exceeds the dioramas "Assault of the Sapun Mountain" in Sevastopol, "Battle for Kiev" (the Lyutezh Bridgehead, 1943), and others.

Diorama of the „lasi-Chisinau Operation”

On the canvas with the dimensions of 45 x 11 m. there are reflected the battles, which took place near the village of Leuseni, on the Prut river, in the summer of 1944. The foreground, which constitutes the whole with the canvas, consists of authentic objects; an anti-tank gun, boxes with cartridges and shells, equipment and ammunition. The total space of the foreground and canvas of the diorama constitutes about 800 sq. m.


Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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