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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Transnistria (and why you should visit)

Many years ago Young Pioneer Tours were the first ever company to bring a tour group to Transnistria, or as the cool kids call it the Prednistrovie Moldovan Republic (PMR). Since then we have fallen in love with the country somewhat, now sending 4-5 tours to Tiraspol every year, as well as numerous independent trips […]

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Can LGTB people travel to Chernobyl and Transnistria

can LGBT people travel to Chernobyl

Can LGTB people travel to Chernobyl and Transnistria? The short answer to this question is that yes they can, but certain cultural and safety sensitivities also need to be taken on board. Much of Eastern Europe and this includes Ukraine, Transnistria, and Moldova are not particularly LGTB friendly, although they are much less dangerous than […]

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From Warlord to 20-Year Leader of Transnistria

For the past decade, YPT has been running trips to the breakaway state of Transnistria. Described as ”The last corner of the Soviet Union”, this dark corner of Eastern Europe is truly one of the most fascinating and off-the-beaten-track travel destinations that exist. Aside from Lenin statues, tanks, and a whole host of Soviet nostalgia, […]

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Chernobyl & Transnistria February Tour

Join YPT for a tour in a land that we know and love, the nuclear wasteland of Chernobyl and unrecognised country of Transnistria, reminders of what the Soviet Union was and both complemented by the atmospheric Eastern European winter. Beginning in the vibrant Ukrainian capital of Kiev, we will venture into the nuclear exclusion zone […]

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When Will Transnistria Open Again

Hammer and sickle

Transnistria is arguably one of the most popular destinations amongst our range of Soviet tours. Visiting the least visited region of Europe’s least visited country (Moldova) in search os Soviet relics is a big draw. However, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Transnistria sealed its borders early and managed to keep infection rates to […]

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The Transnistria Guide

Sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine and born from a post-Soviet civil war that saw the remnants of the mighty Soviet Army, Russian separatists, and the Moldovan government go head to head in a brutal civil war, Transnistria is one of the world’s grey areas on the map. Transnistria is unrecognized by almost the entire world, […]

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Languages of Transnistria

The Transnistrian Civil War was largely fought over language and cultural rights. Naturally, Russian is the dominant language in the country but there are a range of languages spoken in this fascinating strip of land due to the amount of people and empires that have crossed it in centuries gone by. Whilst many people assume […]

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Map of Transnistria

Alongside Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia, Transnistria is one of the many grey zones on the map of Europe that appeared in the turbulent years after the fall of the USSR. Transnistria’s territory roughly corresponds to the territory between the Dniester River and Ukraine. We’ve travelled across every city, town, and village of this breakaway […]

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What to Pack to Travel to Transnistria

A common question many people ask us when visiting such a lesser-visited destination like Transnistria, is what to pack? We’ve visited the country in the baking heat, snowstorms, and all seasons of the year. So we have a good amount of knowledge on what to bring for the country depending on the time of year. […]

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Independent Tours to Transnistria

For over a decade, YPT’s Soviet tours have pioneered adventure travel into the four breakaway states of the post-Soviet world: Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno Karabakh, and last but certainly not least, Transnistria! But out of all the breakaway countries, the rebel republic of Transnistria certainly has a special place in our hearts, we have seen […]

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