Suvorov's statue

| National Day

This statue of Russian field marshal Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov stands in Tiraspol, capital of independent Pridnestrovie.

A.V. Suvorov was one of few great generals in history who never lost a battle. He was famed for his manual The Science of Victory, and noted for the saying "Train hard, fight easy." Considered the father of the Pridnestrovie, in 1792 he founded modern Tiraspol through a decree of the creation of the city by Catherine II, and the plan of a fortress.

Suvorov is revered in Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica, almost as the patron saint of the country.
The fact that he never lost a battle carries a great mythology for the Pridnestrovians. They remember how, during the recent 1992 war, their small country did not lose to the invasion force from much larger Moldova next door. In the consolidation of their country's independence, the people of Pridnestrovie have adopted Suvorov as their symbol ... because he never lost a battle and, so the saying goes, neither will the PMR.

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