Parcani, Transnistria

Парка́ны (Russian)
Паркани (Ukrainian)
Parkany Ansicht.jpg
Parcani is located in Moldova
Coordinates: 46°50′20″N 29°30′59″E / 46.83889°N 29.51639°E / 46.83889; 29.51639
Country (de jure) Moldova
Country (de facto) Transnistria
17 m (56 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Parcani (Romanian: Parcani; Bulgarian: Паркани, Parkani; Ukrainian: Паркани, Parkany; Russian: Парка́ны, Parkany) is a large commune and village in the Slobozia District of Transnistria, a de facto independent entity within the internationally recognized borders of Moldova. The village has a population of around 10,500, of whom 95% are ethnic Bulgarians (Bessarabian Bulgarians). The first Bulgarian colonists arrived in the village in the early 19th century.[1] According to some sources, it is the largest Bulgarian-majority village outside the borders of Bulgaria.[2] A monument to Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski was unveiled in Parcani in September 2008.[3]

The village lies between Tiraspol and Bender; it is serviced by the trolleybus line between the two cities.

Reports of an attack on a military unit of the Armed Forces of Transnistria near Parcani appeared on 25 April 2022.[4] It was later clarified that these reports referred to an attack that had occurred on that day on the Tiraspol Airport.[5] This incident was part of a series of attacks of unknown authorship that occurred in Transnistria in that year during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which may have been a false flag operation by Russia or Transnistria itself.[6]


  1. ^ Болгары в Парканах. 200 лет. (in Russian). Retrieved 2008-10-24.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Болгария поздравила жителей приднестровского села Парканы с годовщиной освобождения от фашистов (in Russian). Новый Регион. 2007-04-12. Archived from the original on 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  3. ^ "Серия от прояви в Република Молдова в чест на 100-годишнината от обявяването на независимостта на България" (in Bulgarian). Министерство на външните работи. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-24.[dead link]
  4. ^ "/VIDEO/ Ce se întâmplă în stânga Nistrului: Exploziile din zonă au creat panică și multe discuții în rândul oficialilor" (in Romanian). TV8. 27 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Взрыв возле аэродрома в Тирасполе". Novosti v Pridnestrovye i Moldove (in Russian). 26 April 2022. Archived from the original on 2 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Possible 'false flag' attacks in separatist Moldovan region of Transnistria raises concerns Russia plans to expand conflict". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 27 April 2022.

External links

  • Website of Parcani (in Russian)

Coordinates: 46°50′12″N 29°30′32″E / 46.83667°N 29.50889°E / 46.83667; 29.50889

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