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 (tĭ-gē′nə) or Ben·de·ry (bĕn-dĕr′ē, bĭn-dyĕ′rē) or Ben·der (bĕn-dĕr′)
A city of southern Moldova on the Dniester River northwest of Odessa, Ukraine. A historically strategic gateway to Bessarabia, the city has been controlled at various times by Turkey, Russia, Romania, and the Soviet Union. Transnistria assumed control of Tighina in 1992.
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