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.
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.