Etiquette in Moldova

Moldova is located in Eastern Europe and has a population of 2.9 million people.

The nation is a unitary parliamentary republic.

The official language of Moldova is Romanian, while recognized regional languages include Bulgarian, Gagauz, and Ukrainian.

Residents mostly follow Orthodox Christianity.

The currency of Moldova is the leu.

Men tend to shake hands. Women may hug and kiss on the cheek. In public, men won’t usually acknowledge women in mixed company. In a business setting, they may do so.

Men are judged on how chivalrous they are towards Moldovan women. Hold the door and avoid unkind comments that could anger locals.

Avoid discussing Romania as Romanian and Moldovan citizenship can be a touchy subject.

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