Monument to Simion Murafa, Alexei Mateevici and Andrei Hodorogea

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Monument to Simion Murafa, Alexei Mateevici and Andrei Hodorogea
Coordinates 47°1′29″N 28°49′57″E / 47.02472°N 28.83250°E / 47.02472; 28.83250Coordinates: 47°1′29″N 28°49′57″E / 47.02472°N 28.83250°E / 47.02472; 28.83250
Location Central Chişinău
Designer V. Ionescu-Varo
Opening date 1933
Dedicated to Simeon G. Murafa,
Alexei Mateevici,
Andrei Hodorogea

The Monument to Simion Murafa, Alexei Mateevici and Andrei Hodorogea (Romanian: Monumentul în memoria eroilor naţionali Simion Murafa, Alexei Mateevici şi Andrei Hodorogea) was a monument in Central Chişinău, Moldova.[1][2][3] It existed between 1933 and 1940.

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The monument was opened in 1933, in the park of the Nativity Cathedral in Central Chişinău. The monument was dedicated to Simeon G. Murafa, Alexei Mateevici, and Andrei Hodorogea. All of them died in August 1917.

In the evening of August 20, 1917 some 200 Russian soldiers, with Bolshevist leaders, seized and murdered two of the most conspicuous Moldavian leaders, Andrei Hodorogea and Simeon G. Murafa, in Chişinău itself.[4][5][6]

On July 17, 1917 Alexei Mateevici wrote the poem Limba noastră (English: Our Language), today the national anthem of the Republic of Moldova. A month later, on August 24, 1917, he died of epidemic typhus.

After the Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, the monument was destroyed in 1940.[7][8][9]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Eremia, Anatol (2001). Unitatea patrimoniului onomastic românesc. Toponimie. Antroponimie (ed. ediție jubiliară). Chișinău: Centrul Național de Terminologie, ed. „Iulian”. pp. p. 62. ISBN 9975-922-45-7.

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