Mălăiești, Transnistria

(in Russian)Малаешты
(in Ukrainian)Малає́шти
Coordinates: 46°58′53″N 29°32′54″E / 46.98139°N 29.54833°E / 46.98139; 29.54833
Country  Moldova
Administrative territorial entity Transnistria autonomous territorial unit
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Mălăiești (Romanian; Ukrainian: Малаєшти, Malayeshty, Russian: Малаешты, Malayeshty) is one of the larger communes in the Grigoriopol sub-district, in the disputed territory of Transnistria, internationally recognised as part of the Republic of Moldova. Its name is derived from Romanian "mălai", which means "millet or maize flour", with suffix -eşti. It is composed of two villages, Cernița (Черниця, Черница) and Mălăiești.[1]

Notable natives

  • Vladimir Beşleagă, Moldovan writer
  • Boris Marian, journalist, from 2001 director of "Moldpres", the official press agency of Moldova


Coordinates: 46°58′57″N 29°33′08″E / 46.98250°N 29.55222°E / 46.98250; 29.55222

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