Maiac

Maiac
Mayak
City
Maiac is located in Moldova
Maiac
Maiac
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 47°14′15″N 29°23′9″E / 47.23750°N 29.38583°E / 47.23750; 29.38583Coordinates: 47°14′15″N 29°23′9″E / 47.23750°N 29.38583°E / 47.23750; 29.38583
Country (de jure) Moldova
Country (de facto) Transnistria
DistrictGrigoriopol District
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ClimateDfb

Maiac (Ukrainian: Маяк; Russian: Мая́к, Mayak) is an urban settlement (according to Transnistrian legislation[1]), or city (according to the Moldovan legislation) in the Grigoriopol District, Transnistria, Moldova, eleven kilometres (seven miles) northeast of Grigoriopol, on the Ukrainian border.

History

In the 16th century the village was named Janyk Hisar and Majak Geczit.[2]

Transmitter

The Transnistrian Radio and Television Center (TRTC) is located in Maiac. It is a large broadcasting centre for short- and mediumwave, which was built up in the years between 1968 and 1975. It covers an area of 8.2 square kilometres (3+316 sq mi), and housed at the end of 1980s 20 transmitters. In 1997 two masts – one 350 metres (1,150 ft) and the other 250 m (820 ft) – of the facility used for medium wave broadcasting collapsed as a result of icing.[3]

In October 2007 the Russian unitary enterprise Russian Television and Radio Networks acquired 100% of shares of the TRTC for $3,314,388.[4]

References

  1. ^ Administration Mayak village
  2. ^ Andrzej Dziubiński, Polsko-litewskie napady na tureckie pogranicze czarnomorskie w epoce dwu ostatnich Jagiellonów, "Kwartalnik Historyczny" Vol. 103, 1996, No. 3, p. 59.
  3. ^ "www.panoramio.com". Archived from the original on 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  4. ^ "The New Owner of the Transnistrian Radio and TV Center Intends to Make it Work Successful", November 14, 2007 (in Russian)


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