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The Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova; Moldova for short) in south-east Europe with the capital Chișinău covers 33,8431 km². It borders Romania to the west and is surrounded by Ukraine to the north, east and south. The current state was created in 1991 following the collapse of the USSR. The eastern part of the state, Transnistria, is not under the control of the Moldovan government. It declared itself independent after a military conflict in 1992 and is an area supported exclusively by Russia with a de facto regime and is not recognised internationally.

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The geographical roots lie in the historical landscape of Bessarabia. Many archaeological finds, such as amphorae and grape seeds, prove that viticulture has been practised here for over 5,000 years in ancient times. The influence of Romania can be felt through the long shared history of viticulture. Numerous legends and anecdotes bear witness to the ancient winegrowing tradition. The most famous story is that of the storks:

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