Lidia Istrati

Lidia Istrati
Born(1941-06-22)June 22, 1941
DiedApril 25, 1997(1997-04-25) (aged 55)
EducationMoldova State University
AwardsOrder of Work Merit

Lidia Istrati (June 22, 1941 in Sofia – April 25, 1997 in Chişinău) was a writer[1] and politician from Moldova. She was born to Nicolae and Xenia and had a PhD in biology.

Lidia Istrati served as member of the Parliament of Moldova (1990 – 1997) and was the chairwoman of the Christian Democratic League of Women of Moldova(1993-1997) (Romanian: Liga Creștin-Democrată a Femeilor din Moldova).[2][1][3]


He studied at the Agricultural Institute of Chișinău (currently the Agricultural State University of Moldova), which she graduated in 1962. He continues his studies, she did the doctorate at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Moldova. In 1971, she obtained her PhD in Biology. After graduating from the institute, he worked as a teacher in the village of Bujor, Hîncești district, then editor and head of editorial office at "Ştiinţa" Publishing House, director of the Republican Literary Museum "D. Cantemir ".[1][3]


She was a member of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova in 1990-1997 (1990-1994 and 1994-1998 legislatures), on the lists of the Electoral Bloc "Alliance of the Christian Democratic Popular Front". Since 1994, she represents the Peasants and Intellectuals Bloc.[4] He signed the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Moldova in 1991.[5] She was described by some colleagues as a fierce warrior against corruption and mafia.[6]



  • “Tot mai departe”
  • “Scara”,
  • “Goană după vânt”,
  • “Nevinovata inimă”


The writer was married to agronomist Vasile Istrati. The couple had a daughter, Lucia.[7] Lidia Istrati died in 1997, being slain by cancer.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Dicționar biobibliografic, Scriitorii Moldovei în lectura copiilor și adolescenților. Chișinău: Prut Internațional. 2004. p. 215-216.
  2. ^ Lidia Istrati. Spărgătoarea tăcerilor de gheaţă
  3. ^ a b c Nazar Valeriu (2007). Dicționarul Scriitorilor români din Basarabia 1812-2006. Chișinău: Prut Internațional. p. 259.
  4. ^ Cimpoi Mihai (1996). O istorie deschisă a literaturii române din Basarabia. Chișinău: ARC. p. 206.
  5. ^ a b "Pe faţada clădirii în care a locuit Lidia Istrati, scriitoare şi semnatară a Declaraţiei de Independenţă, a fost instalată o placă memorială". jurnal.md. 2017-08-24. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  6. ^ a b Tatiana Ețco. Femeia care ar fi putut fi preşedinte. Ziarul de Gardă. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  7. ^ Cucereanu, Viorica (2006). "Lidia Istrati. Spărgătoarea tăcerilor de gheaţă". VIP Magazin. Retrieved 2017-11-03.

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