Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 47°14′15″N 29°23′9″E / 47.23750°N 29.38583°E / 47.23750; 29.38583Coordinates: 47°14′15″N 29°23′9″E / 47.23750°N 29.38583°E / 47.23750; 29.38583
Country Moldova
self-proclaimed state Transnistria[1]
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Climate Dfb

Maiac (Ukrainian: Маяк; Russian: Маяк, Mayak) is an urban settlement (according to Transnistrian authorities), or city (according to the Moldovan legislation) in the Grigoriopol sub-district, Transnistria, Moldova, 13 km east of Grigoriopol, on the Ukrainian border.


In the 16th Century the village was named Janyk Hisar and Majak Geczit.[2]


The Transnistrian Radio and Television Center (TRTC) is located in Maiac. It is a large broadcasting centre for short- and mediumwave, which was built up in the years between 1968 and 1975. It covers an area of 9.5 km2., and housed at the end of 1980s 20 transmitters. In 1997, a 350 metres, and a 250 metres mast of the facility used for medium wave broadcasting collapsed as a result of icing.[3]

In October 2007 the Russian unitary enterprise Russian Television and Radio Networks acquired 100% of shares of the TRTC for $3,314,388.[4]


  1. Transnistria's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is not recognised by any country. The Moldovan government and all the world's other states consider Transnistria de jure a part of Moldova territory.
  2. Andrzej Dziubiński, Polsko-litewskie napady na tureckie pogranicze czarnomorskie w epoce dwu ostatnich Jagiellonów, "Kwartalnik Historyczny" Vol. 103, 1996, No. 3, p. 59.
  4. "The New Owner of the Transnistrian Radio and TV Center Intends to Make it Work Successful", November 14, 2007 (in Russian)
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