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November 2003

November 2003 Welcome Moldova Magazine Poland To Help Moldova On The Way To Europe
In late October 2003, Alexandr Kwasniewski, the President of Poland, paid an official visit to the Republic of Moldova. The Polish head of state arrived in Moldova accompanied by a group of high-ranking officials and businessmen. Within the framework of his visit President Kwasniewski had discussions with Vladimir Voronin, President of Moldova, Vasile Tarlev, Prime-Minister of Moldova, Moldovan MPs and also participated in the Economic Forum entitled “Poland-Moldova”. Continued >>>
Whether People or Dolls…
Different people react differently to the wax figures. Some admire them, others are a little bit frightened. But the fact is that everybody likes them.
For a month's period the Museum of Wax Figures from St. Petersburg was displaying its wax exhibits at the Chisinau Archaeology Museum. Tatiana Serzhanina, General Manager of the Chisinau exhibition, was kind enough to meet with the Welcome magazine correspondent. She provided us with some information about the history of wax figure creation and revealed a number of interesting facts from the life of these unique sculptures. Continued >>>
Evolution Of Tattoos Tattoos are considered to be one of the oldest forms of art. Some claim that they must have originated about the time people started scratching out patterns in dirt or scribbling figures on rocks, and definitely preceded the more complex art of actual painting with dyes, as are the ancient “cave murals”. The first tattooing most likely occurred by pure accident. It was enough for a clumsy person to trip and fall over a fire or step onto a stained sharp tool or material, so that some dirt, ashes or other colorful substances were introduced into the open wound, leaving an indelible mark after healing. Someone must have noticed this and decided to repeat the whole experience in order to obtain the same effect, but in a better controlled way to get a little fun and excitement. It was obviously more complex than scratching in dirt, but still probably simpler than mixing paints and making brushes for painting on cave walls – sharpen a stick, get a splinter of a bone, a sharp piece of a shell or something else, char it in the fire, stick holes into your skin, and you've got art! Or, the entire situation may have well been pretty much more complicated and grave. For example, the marks left on a person's skin after the healing of severe wounds might have been considered ominous and of particular religious importance. In a simpler instance, such marks on the skin could have just been considered real-life evidence of valor, and earned the person who had them respect and awe. Continued >>>

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