Центральный государственный архив [непризнанной] Приднестровской Молдавской Республики

  • Central State Archive of the [unrecognised] Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
  • Arhiva Centrală de Stat a Republicii Moldovenești Nistrene [republica nerecunoscută]
  • Tsentral'nyy gosudarstvennyy arkhiv [nepriznannoy] Pridnestrovskoy Moldavskoy Respubliki
  • TsGA PMR


Yunosti street 58/3
Unrecognized Transnistrian Moldavian Republic


+373 (533) 62932


+373 (533) 66282


In Tiraspol, the city state archive resumed its work in September 1944. The documents of the prewar period were either destroyed during wartime, or transferred to Chișinău. Therefore, securing archival funds of the Tiraspol city archive started from scratch. The archive was renamed into the Central State Archive of the [unrecognised] Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (TsGA PMR) in 1991.

Geographical and Cultural Context

The Central State Archive of the [unrecognised] Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic contains, preserves and maintains documents relating to the political, economic, social and cultural life of the region and Tiraspol city from mid-20th cent. up to the present-day. A full list of fonds is available here: http://gsuda.gospmr.org/фонд-цга-пмр/

Mandates/Sources of Authority

TsGA PMR operates in accordance with the resolution no. 37 of the Supreme Council of the PMSSR on 06.05.1991 on the formation of the Republican Archival Administration (since 05.02.1997 - State Archive Service of the PMR) and Decree No. 194 of the President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavan Republic of 20.03.2012 on approval of the regulations, structure and staff of the Ministry of Justice of PMR, as well as the Law No. 651-З-IV of the PMR on the Archive Affairs of the PMR adopted on 16.01.2009.

Administrative Structure

Contact details for the different departments (director, reception (office), deputy director, documentation support department, legal department, accounting, press service, archive specialists) are available here: http://gsuda.gospmr.org/гсуда-пмр/

Records Management and Collecting Policies

TsGA PMR permanently stores the following types of documents: management documents, documents of personal origin, personnel documents, scientific and technical documentation, personal files of retired officers, and metric books. These files are issued by the institutional bodies of state administration, departments and administrations of the executive committee of the Tiraspol City Council, local governments, funds of village and village councils, industry managerial bodies, associations, plants, factories, agricultural institutions and collective farms, public education departments, educational institutions, cultural and educational institutions, public health authorities, documents of the department of social welfare, people's courts, prosecutors, notaries of the city and districts et al.

Stored documents are organised in files that contain inventories. The fond may contain several inventories. The absolute majority of inventories and the stored documents are in Russian language.


TsGA PMR is located in a separate building in one of the sleeping quarters of Tiraspol.

Archival and Other Holdings

As of 01.01.1991, 782 funds were in state custody at a Tiraspol branch of the TsGA MSSR (currently TsGA PMR), which equals 159,760 cases for 1944–1986.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Tsentral'nyy Gosudarstvennyy Arkhiv Pridnestrovskoy Moldavskoy Respubliki. Putevoditel' [Central State Archive of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. Finding aid] (Tiraspol', 2010)

Opening Times

TsGA PMR is open from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lunch break -12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

The reading room is open from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions of Access

Access to the archive is free, but only granted based on an interview with the archive's director


The archive's building is not wheelchair accessible.

Research Services

TsGA PMR reading room is available for researchers. Access to the reading room for researchers is regulated by internal regulations.

Reproduction Services

Researchers are allowed to take photographs of the archival documents with their own electronic devices under the supervision of the archive's personnel.

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