Presidential Palace, Chișinău
The palace in 2014
|Location||Condrița, Chișinău, Moldova|
|Current tenants||Igor Dodon|
|Owner||Government of Moldova|
|Floor count||4 floors|
Presidential Palace (Romanian: Clădirea Președinției Republicii Moldova) is the official residence of the president of Moldova. It is located at the Buiucani sector in the commune of Condrița in Chișinău.
The building was built between 1984 and 1987 by Yuri Tumanean, Arkady Zaltman, and Viktor Iavorski. The building was built on the site of the German Lutheran Church dating back to the 1830s. It was made to be the new building of the Supreme Soviet of the Moldavian SSR. The Moldovan Declaration of Independence of 27 August 1991 was signed and adopted in the palace by the Supreme Soviet. After Moldova gained its independence, the building became the residence of the president of Moldova starting in 2001 with President Vladimir Voronin. The building was devastated during protests on April 7, 2009 against President Voronin. As a result of the protest, the palace was closed off. In the early years of the Dodon presidency, steps were taken to renovate the palace with the help of the Turkish government. The newly renovated palace was opened on October 17, 2018, in the presence of President Dodon and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In April 2019, Moldovan journalists were given a tour of the palace to allow the press to have an understanding of the renovations.
When describing the renovation, President Dodon joked: "There was nothing here when we arrived, but you know, I’m a man who treasures his household, so we brought a few things". Under his term, he kept created wine basement, an artificial lake, and a chicken farm. His presidency also included the introduction of a Ziua Ușilor Deschise (Open Doors Day) at the palace for Moldovan youth.
- Presidential palace
- President of Moldova
- Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
- Government House, Chisinau
- Great National Assembly Square, Chișinău
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