Exhibitions to be held in the penitentiaries of the country, within the Civic Education Program for prisoners “History of Our People”, on the initiative of the Ombudsperson

This Program is launched at the initiative of the Ombudsman MihailCotorobai and will be implemented with the support of the Museum of the Customs Service, the Military Culture and History Centre of the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Penitentiary Institutions Department (PID) under MoJ.

The civic education program „History of our People” includes thematic exhibitions in all penitentiaries in the country to present exhibits from the collection gathered by the Moldovan collector PetruCostin, winner of the Guinness record, such as military uniforms, coins, icons, horseshoes, etc. The Guinness Record was approved for the most significant historical and cultural heritage - 3200 horseshoes dating from the 14th to the 20th centuries.

Tomorrow, October 6, this project will be launched in the gym of the Penitentiary No. 4 of Cricova. The exhibition will include a collection of flags of Moldova, from the rule of Stefan cel Mare and up to now; the collection of icons and religious books of 200 years old. The collection of coins will be presented in the form of administrative-territorial map of Moldova, made of coins from different periods, by the students at the High School of the Academy of Science of Moldova.

The ombudsman MihailCotorobai, the Minister of Justice, Vladimir Cebotari, the Head of the Penitentiary Institutions Department (PID), Ana Dabija, the collector PetruCostin, the head of the Military and Historic Centre, VitalieCiobanu, representatives of the NORLAM Mission, of the NGOs “Regina Pacis”, “ViataNoua”, Eliberare”, and priests will attend the event.

Journalists who are interested to attend this event, should confirm their presence to the staff of the Public Relations, Media, and Secretariat Division of PID at tel. 022 409 768.

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