The Vadul Rascov and Rascov villages are separated only by the Dniester River. In March 1992, separatist forces launched an armed conflict and the villages were separated by a so called border in two different parts of the Republic of Moldova. Vadul Rascov in the Republic of Moldova and Rascov in the separatist unrecognized territory of Transnistria. For years, people communicated with each other without obstacles: getting married, visiting each other for baptisms or other family celebrations, and sometimes even for a glass of wine. Things have changed since the Dniester became a border river.