MASSRMoldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
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Mere political calculation by Moscow brought the two together under Soviet rule when Moscow decided to carve out a separate Moldovan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (MASSR) from Ukrainian territory, including present-day Transnistria in order to reclaim "the rest" of Moldova from Romania.
In both the MASSR and the MSSR the Soviet Union chose to artificially exaggerate the differences between Moldovans and Romanians in terms of language, culture and history in order to prevent future Romanian claims of the territory.
Massr Egbari released their third album "Mosawamat" (Bargains) last July which brought them back to the music scene three years after releasing their album "Toqa'a w tqom" (Fall & Rise).