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Transnistria is an unrecognised "state" in the east of Moldova bordering Ukraine, which broke off from the country after a war in 1992.As of this year (2010) there are few issues for Westerners in crossing Transnistrian borders by bus, although foreign travellers have experienced problems in the past.The standard of healthcare in Moldova is poor when compared to those that Western European or North American expats are accustomed to.Therefore, expats should invest in a fully comprehensive health insurance policy which covers them for treatment elsewhere in Europe.The most common crimes committed against foreigners are petty theft and ATM fraud.Expats who take the necessary precautions like keeping valuables out of sight and walking only on well-lit roads at night should not experience any problems.References to Transnistria as a separate country are not an endorsement of either side by Wikitravel, but a reflection of the reality for travellers.
The lowest point is the Dniester River at 2m above mean sea level, while the highest point of Dealul Balanesti is only 430m.
The expat population of Moldova is made up of those employed by NGOs, embassies and a small number of international companies, as well as their trailing spouses.
Moldova is the poorest country in Europe, with poverty especially evident in the rural areas.
Moldova is a multi-ethnic republic that has suffered from violent ethnic conflict.
In 1990 the self-proclaimed Transnistria Republic in eastern Moldova declared independence and a civil war was fought during the first half of 1992.