On 2nd September 2015, Transnistria celebrated the 25th anniversary of its independence with a spectacular ceremony including a Soviet style military parade, folkloric dances as well as a variety of sports and cultural shows. President Evgueni Chevtchouk hosted the ceremony and invited the other three presidents of the post-Soviet frozen conflict zones: Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. The four partially recognized states maintain friendly relations with each other and form the “Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations”.
Unrecognised by the United Nations, Transnistria is a separatist territory located mostly on a strip of land between the River Dniester and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine. Since its declaration of independence in 1990, it has been governed as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR, also known as Pridnestrovie).
After the dissolution of the USSR the de facto sovereign state of Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, unlike the rest of Moldova, did not wish to separate from the Soviet Union. Transnistria is an unrecognized but independent presidential republic with its own government, parliament, military, police, postal system, and currency. Its authorities have adopted a constitution, flag, national anthem, and coat of arms. Most Transnistrians also have Moldovan citizenship, but many also have Russian and Ukrainian citizenships.