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Transnistria is a self-declared but unrecognised independent state sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine. On September 2 each year in the capital of Tiraspol the Transistrians celebrate independence with a military parade followed by a massive street party that lasts all day and into the night. In 2019 I was lucky enough to be there to witness the festivities for myself. I hope I captures a little of the atmosphere in these photographs.


I'm pretty sure this is the Transnistrian president and his family going on a walk-about... though it didn't dawn on me until I was cataloguing my photographs many months later!

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Taken on September 2, 2019