National Unity Day is a Russian public holiday, celebrated since 2005. In Pridnestrovie where the Eurasian vector of development was chosen, this day is celebrated for the seventh year in a row. As in Russia, this holiday symbolizes the strength of the national association. It manifested itself in the early 1990s, when, thanks to unity, the residents of the left bank of the Dniester defended the right to live and speak native language. Pridnestrovie is multinational. Russians, Ukrainians, Moldovans, as well as representatives of another three dozen nationalities live here.
In honor of the Day of National Unity, the holiday was organized on the territory of the Bendery fortress. The unique monument of history and architecture of the Middle Ages personifies the strength and courage of the heroes. During the Russian-Turkish wars of the 18th – 19th centuries, the Bendery fortress was taken three times by Russian troops. From the second half of the 19th century, the Podolsky 55th Infantry Regiment was stationed in it.
Centuries after the reconstruction, the fortress became a place of cultural rest. On a holiday, Pridnestrovians were able to try dishes from national cuisines. A brass band of the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense performed for guests of the fortress. The audience was presented themed flash mob. Those interested could take part in the work of thematic interactive locations. The youth wing of “The Obnovlenie” party, together with the leader of the party, the vice-speaker Galina Antyufeeva, passed through the territory of the fortress with Russian flags.
Currently, musical creative teams of the republic perform on the stage. Celebration of the National Unity Day continues. The celebration will end with colorful fireworks and a feature film.