Back on the banks of river Dniester

On our way to Rîbniţa (Rybnitsa) and Raşcov (Rashkov) we made a stop in Rezina on the banks of river Dniester. The Jewish cemetery of Rezina is the most dilapidated we’ve seen so far on our trip.

The last days were long and exhausting, we decided today to insert a calm day. From Bălţi (Beltsy) we drove to Rezina, a place at the border with Transnistria. Transnistria considers itself of beeing independent from Moldova – an “independence”, which is internationally recognized only by Russia, which has stationed “peacekeepers” in Transnistria. Tomorrow we hope to cross the border to visit Rîbniţa (Rybnitsa) and Raşcov (Rashkov).

Today, we visited the Jewish cemetery of Rezina. The place is a shame. The cemetery is located high above the banks of the Dniester with terrific views towards the opposite bank. The cemetery is completely overgrown and inaccessible. Everywhere is garbage from the nearby dumpsters. Some gravestones were misused, as fire place or picnic table. We left the place horrified.

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