In a 2006 poll, 97% of the transdniestrian population voted to join Russia. In 2014, Russian politician Dmitry Rogozin brought back a motion to Moscow supporting a reunion with Russia.
Benderi is a border town to Moldova. Transdniestr is a predominantly Russian populated narrow strip of land on the east bank of the Dniestr River. It declared its independence from Moldova in 1991 after a bloody civil war. Its independence is not recognized by the international community.
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