Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interimRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 23, 1:33
Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrive in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
TIRASPOL, December 30 (Itar-Tass) —— Transdniestrian President Elect Yevgeny Shevchuk was inaugurated on Friday in the attendance of former head and founder of the unrecognized republic Igor Smirnov, ministers, deputies and foreign guests, among them Russian Ambassador to Chisinau Valery Kuzmin.
The ceremony was held at the Transdniestrian State Drama and Comedy Theater. Shevchuk put his right hand on the Transdniestrian constitution, took an oath of allegiance and signed up the oath text in the three official languages of the republic – Russian, Moldovan and Ukrainian. Then Smirnov, who had led the republic for 20 years, put the red-and-green presidential band on Shevchuk and congratulated him on the inauguration. Smirnov was awarded the title of the First President of the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic.
Shevchuk said in his inaugural speech that he would seek international recognition of the republic and strengthen strategic relations with Russia and neighborly relations with Ukraine and Moldova. “Hopefully, our partners understand that Transdniestria will bring stability to the region only if it develops,” he said.
The latest election strengthened the image of Transdniestria on the international scene, Shevchuk said. He said he wished to develop earlier achievements and fulfill the Transdniestrian dream of a worthy living.
Transdniestria has a very complicated socioeconomic position, Shevchuk said. “Only an unwise optimist can deny the dismal reality –the budget deficit and villages deserted by their residents who move abroad. Yet we must not be scared. Fear is paralyzing. It is possible to revive Transdniestria only with common efforts,” he said.
Shevchuk won the second round of the presidential election with 73% of ballots. His rival, Speaker Anatoly Kaminsky, gained 19% of votes.