The Pridnestrovian representation appeared for the first time in Moscow in 2005. The public organization officially registered in the territory of the Russian Federation. The activity of this structure from the beginning of 2012 was discontinued, but the republic’s need for representation remained. Confirmation of this - numerous appeals of citizens of Pridnestrovie who are in Russia. To date, considerable preparatory work has been carried out for the start of activities of the Official Representative Office of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic that is under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.
In accordance with the norms of the Russian legislation, a legal form was chosen, represented by public organization - the Foundation for the Development of Social and Cultural Relations "Pridnestrovie". The official representation of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic in the capital of the Russian Federation has the status of the Pridnestrovian foreign establishment, being a structural unit of the system of the bodies of the diplomatic service of Pridnestrovie. Its tasks include assisting Pridnestrovian residents in establishing cultural, humanitarian, socio-economic and other ties, maintaining direct contacts with the authorities in Moscow, interacting with public organizations, exchanging information, and integrating Pridnestrovian culture into Russia and the world. Important is the diplomatic component of the activities, as well as functions related to the expansion of trade, economic and financial ties, the promotion of Pridnestrovian goods and services to the international market.
The PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky in his speech told about the opening of the Pridnestrovian Representative Office in Moscow as a significant event, fully corresponding to the position of Pridnestrovians, expressed during the 2006 general referendum. He drew attention to the fact that the need for representation became imminent long ago and noted that the resumption of its work is provided for by the Development Strategy of the PMR for 2019-2026. The center will become a practical tool for implementing individual provisions of the program document, in the text of which the international positioning of Pridnestrovie is directly dependent on the nature and level of development of foreign policy contacts. Another important aspect reflected in the Strategy 2019-2026 is the creation of a systemic mechanism for working with compatriots living abroad (the PMR Representative Office in Moscow is intended to become its significant element). Referring to the text of the Strategy, Vadim Krasnoselsky recalled that it formulated the state idea of Pridnestrovie, which is based on three aspects - striving for independence of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic with subsequent recognition and implementation of the referendum results, strengthening the Pridnestrovian people community and building a socially oriented state with a market economy . The President spoke about the historical ties linking Russia and Pridnestrovie, as well as about the directions of Pridnestrovian -Russian interaction. These are peacemaking, politics (Russia is a guarantor in the negotiation process), cultural, educational, humanitarian cooperation, and economics (according to Vadim Krasnoselsky, the Russian Federation is a strategic partner of Pridnestrovie). The Head of the Pridnestrovian state stopped at the information component of the interaction. The PMR President noted the good awareness of Pridnestrovians about the life of Russia and the lack of awareness of Russians about Pridnestrovian realities. In this regard, the representative office is assigned a special role by the President. Vadim Krasnoselsky called it a contact center - not only with the Russians, but also with representatives of other friendly states.
The President of Pridnestrovie drew attention to the candidacy of the head of the representative office. Leonid Manakov was appointed to this position in coordination with the Commission of the Supreme Council of the PMR on international relations. He is an experienced jurist, in the mid-90s headed the Pridnestrovian criminal militia, served as the first deputy minister of internal affairs of the PMR. He is currently Vice-President of the Russian Lawyers Guild. The president of the PMR handed over to the head of the representative office a corresponding certificate. Leonid Manakov himself, expressing gratitude for the honor, called today's event significant for the Pridnestrovian people and assured that he would make every effort for the productive work of the representative office and the high-quality implementation of the tasks set by the country's leadership.
Russian politicians, parliamentarians and public figures, representatives of the embassies of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh, residing in the Russian Federation Pridnestrovians were Participants in the opening ceremony of the Official Representative Office.
The Representative Office of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic in the capital of the Russian Federation officially began its activities. It is located in the center of Moscow - 11,Povarskaya Street, office No. 35 (Arbat district). In addition to the staff of the institution, official meetings and events, including the reception of citizens, will be held at this site during working visits to Moscow by the President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, the head of the foreign affairs agency, representatives of the executive and legislative branches of power of the republic.