The Days of the Republic of Moldova in St. Petersburg, which were timed to coincide with the celebration of the 31st anniversary of the adoption of the national flag and coat of arms of the Republic of Moldova, will be held on April 20-27 under the aegis of Moldova’s Parliament, IPN reports.
A number of events will be staged on this occasion during a week. These include a rally as part of which 30-35 cars will carry the national flags of the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Saint Petersburg along the route: Taurida Palace – the Bronze Horseman, where flowers will be aid at the monument – University Embankment, where flowers will be laid at the bust of Antioh Cantemir, the son of Moldovan ruler Dimitrie Cantemir – Piskarevskoe Memorial Cemetery, where flowers will also be laid.
As parts of those days, 31 trees will be planted in the Taurida Garden, while a delegation of Moldova’s Parliament will shoot the Cannon at the Peter and Paul Fortress.
The events will continue with a table tennis tournament at the Parliamentary Center, which will involve the teams of St. Petersburg in Leningrad Oblast and of the Republic of Moldova, and a drawing contest among pupils of the city.
There will also be mounted an exhibition of Moldovan painters in St. Petersburg at Taurida Palace on April 26-27.
According to a press release issued by the permanent representative of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova to the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member Nations Ion Lipciu, deputy secretary general of the Council of the Interparlamentary Assembly, the events will definitely be a confirmation of the real intentions to further develop the friendly relations between Moldova and Russia, which have expanded during centuries between the nations of the two states.
On the last day, April 27, an official reception on the occasion of the end of the Days of the Republic of Moldova will be held in the Catherine Hall of Taurida Palace stating at 5pm.