- Eastern Moldova wants to be united with Romania instead of Russia.
- The treaty of Paris recognizes the joining of Moldova and Romania, but the Soviet Union does not
The Trans-Dniester region of Moldova is formed.
Moldova declared independence from the Soviet Union on August 27th, 1991. It was officially viewed as independent on March 2nd, 1992 when Moldova joined the U.N.
- A battle begins between the Trans-Dniester and the central power of Moldova.
- Russian "Peacekeeping" soldiers are brought in to stop the fighting.
1999 and on
- (1999) Russian soldiers are withdrawn from Moldova.
- (2001) Communist leader Vladimir Voronin becomes president with a 50% vote