On September 26, the U.S. Embassy in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova launched the project: Preservation of Early 19th-Century Bessarabian Charters and Historical Documents.
A grant was awarded to the National Library of Moldova by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to preserve, restore and publicly exhibit about 173 Bessarabian Charters stored at the National Library of the Republic of Moldova (NLRM).
The Bessarabian charters represent the primary source of information for researchers, some of them being the only Romanian language available documents that reflect local and international events from that period. Additionally, the Bessarabian charters reveal the day-by-day life of Chisinau.