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28 Jul, 2007 16:57

Transdniester marks Russian peace-keeping anniversary

Moldova's breakaway republic of Transdniester is marking the 15th anniversary of the Russian peace-keeping mission in the region. Locals say Russian forces brought normal life back to the streets, in an area ravaged by the 1992 war for independence, and p

Celebrations ranged from a military parade to public meetings held by youth groups.

Less than 1,000 Russian troops operate in the region, and not a single soldier has died during the fifteen-year mission.