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This is a challenge cup, which used to be awarded to the winners in sports competitions between the teams-members of the Dynamo Voluntary Sports Society, organized by the City Committee responsible for physical culture and sports in Chișinău.

The voluntary sports organizations (DSO: Dobrovol'noe sportivnoe obshhestvo) were created in the mid-30s of the twentieth century in the Soviet Union and over the years had spread in the socialist states. They brought together groups of amateur athletes from district, regional and republican enterprises and educational institutions based on the territorial principle. They were engaged in the education of the young generation in the field of physical culture, sports and tourism in order to solve the problems of the development of mass physical culture. The winners used to be awarded with diplomas, badges, sports medals of various categories and a multitude of sports cups.

The sports cup presented in this exhibition has the shape of a decorative vase and consists of three parts. The upper part, cylindrical in shape, consists of ten openwork components, the decor of which represents vines with bunches of grapes; it is topped with a hemispherical lid. The upper part is missing an element, usually a sculpture, symbolizing the field of athletics corresponding to the competition. The central part is shaped like a lidded bowl with richly ornamented handles. On its surface the inscription is engraved in Russian: City Committee for Physical Culture and Sports. Challenge prize in athletics among the teams of the Dynamo Voluntary Sports Society, Chișinău. 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951. The third part, which is the foot of the cup, has a band decorated in relief with stylized flowers and fruits with niello.

Accession: MNIM, FB-8736
Metal: silver-plated brass
Dimensions: 300 x 230 x 210 mm.


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In Memoriam ION UNGUREANU

August 2nd, 2017

On August 2, in the Blue Hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, was held an event to homage actor and director, Ion Ungureanu, deputy in the First Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, minister of culture in 1990-1994, People's Artist, Laureate of the National Award. The event was organized by the Department of Culture of Chișinău City Hall, in collaboration with the National Museum of History of Moldova, on the day when the renowned cultural worker would have turned 82 years old.

The program of the event included: the release of the CD „Cine m-a strigat" (Who called me?) - poems by Grigore Vieru in Ion Ungureanu's reading; musical recital performed by soprano Mariana Bulicanu (National Opera) and violinist Ionel Manciu (Guildhall Music Academy, London), accompanied by Rodica Caraulan.

The emotions during the show were most intense, and the ceremony enjoyed the presence of numerous audiences: cultural workers, writers, actors, colleagues and disciples of Ion Ungureanu.


Ion Ungureanu was born on August 2, 1935. In 1960 he graduated from "B. Scyukin" Theater School in Moscow. He was one of the founders of the "Luceafărul" Theater and director of this institution in its golden years, he promoted the national language and culture, actors, playwrights, composers and plastic artists from Moldova. Under accusations of "nationalism", he had to leave Chișinău and move to Moscow. He returned to Chișinău in the years of national rebirth, he was deputy in the first Parliament and the person who read the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova on 27 August 1991 in the Great National Assembly Square.

As Minister of Culture, during the period 1990-1994, Ion Ungureanu contributed to the awakening of the national consciences, relocation the statue of ruler Ştefan cel Mare it the original place, installation the monument of the Wolf-bearer in front of the National Museum of History of Moldova, renaming of the National Theater to "Mihai Eminescu", contribution to the opening of "Eugen Ionesco" Theater, Poetic theater "A. Mateevici", "Ciprian Porumbescu" High School, expanding the Alley of Classics and much more.

Ion Ungureanu died on January 28, 2017.


 

 


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#Exhibit of the Month

This is a challenge cup, which used to be awarded to the winners in sports competitions between the teams-members of the Dynamo Voluntary Sports Society, organized by the City Committee responsible for physical culture and sports in Chișinău. The voluntary sports organizations (DSO: Dobrovol'noe sportivnoe obshhestvo) were created in the mid-30s of the twentieth century in the Soviet Union and over the years had spread in the socialist states. They brought together groups of amateur athletes from district, regional and republican enterprises and educational institutions based on the territorial principle. They were engaged in the education of the young generation in the field of physical culture, sports and tourism in order to solve the problems of the development of mass physical culture. The winners used to be awarded with diplomas, badges, sports medals of various categories and a multitude of sports cups...

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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.
©2006-2021 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
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

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