The history of Moldova was also influenced by the foreigners who visited this place. The Greek colonists, Russian officials, Turks and Tatars, German and Bulgarian colonists, soldiers of the Nazi Germany, Romanian nationalists have left impact on the history of Moldova.
The history of Moldova informs us, that this nation was initially a part of the country Romania. At the end of the Second World War, Moldova was included in the Soviet Union. Though it is an independent nation, the Russians still rule the country. The Ukrainians and the Russians have formed an independent republic known as the "Tranistria Republic". It is the first former Soviet nation which has selected a Communist as their President.