Maiac is located in Moldova
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 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[a]
DistrictGrigoriopol District
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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


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.[2]

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

The Grigoriopol transmission station in Pridnestrovje/Transnistru only transmits programs from Trans World Radio at 1548 kHz. Instead, Radio Rossii from Moscow is now broadcasting on the 999 kHz frequency, since April 5, 2022, around the clock and with a transmission power of 1000 kW.[4]


  1. ^ Transnistria's political status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is not recognised by any UN member state. The Moldovan government and the international community consider Transnistria a part of Moldova's territory.


  1. ^ Administration Mayak village
  2. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  3. ^ "The New Owner of the Transnistrian Radio and TV Center Intends to Make it Work Successful", November 14, 2007 (in Russian)
  4. ^ Radio Rossii statt Trans World Radio April, 06 2022 (in German)

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