Read Mode

National Museum of History of Moldova


„The Ambassador of Transdniestrian Molovata”

April 28th - June 27th, 2016

On April 28, 2016, at the National Museum of History of Moldova was opened the exhibition „The Ambassador of Transdniestrian Molovata" celebrating 80 years from the birth of Anatol Codru.

Exhibition „The Ambassador of Transdniestrian Molovata”
Anatol Codru, a poet known across all Europe, has marked the history of our national culture with his great and genuine personality, a bivalent man of art who served faithfully during his entire life two art fields embraced with an inexplicable love - poetry and cinematography.

He became famous for his memorable poetry volumes and documentary films dedicated to our ancestors and various personalities that are pat of the spiritual and artistic heritage of the nation: Dimitrie Cantemir, Mihai Eminescu, Ion Creangă, Vasile Alecsandri, Alexandru Plămădeală, Nicolai Costenco etc.

After the first volume of poetry „Nopți albe" (White Nights), edited in 1962, and the first documentary film „Trânta" (The fight), made in 1968, followed other 30 films and several books of poetry which are unique in the landscape of modern national and international lyrics of the twentieth century.

For his remarkable achievements in the art of writing and filmmaking, Anatol Codru has been awarded numerous national and international awards, state awards, including the State Prize of the MSSR, the medal Mihai Eminescu and Order of the Republic.

Anatol Codru was the president of the Union of the Cinematographers of Moldova, honorary member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and of the International Film Academy „Nika" from Russia.

The exhibition "The Ambassador of Transdiestrian Molovata" brings together about 250 photographs, documents, books of poems, awards, antiques, etc. objects that show the most significant events and aspects form the activity of this distinguished personality of national history and culture. Also, the exhibition is a first attempt to valorise through museum exhibition the great cultural heritage of the poet and film director Anatol Codru.

The opening ceremony was attended by distinguished men of culture, friends and colleagues of the late Anatol Codru.

Several guests spoke about Anatol Codru's personality and great contribution to the development of national culture and the promotion of national and universal values: Gheorghe Postică, deputy minister of culture; Eugen Doga and Nicolae Dabija, academicians; Arcadie Suceveanu, president of the Union of Writes of Moldova; Sandu Vasilache, director of the film studio „Moldova-Film"; Dumitru Olărescu, writer; Boris Movilă, publicist etc.

The exhibition opening ceremony culminated with the presentation of some fragments from the most popular documentary films created by Anatol Codru.


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


The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2019 National Museum of History of Moldova
31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC