The conflict in Transdniestria evolved in the early 1990s after the dissolution of the Soviet Union when violent clashes took place between Moldovan troops and the Pridnestrovian Moldovian Republic (PMR). Since then, the OSCE and involved parties are engaged in a conflict management and resolution process, in which the Åland example has figured as inspiration with regards to the institutions of autonomy, language and cultural accommodation, demilitarisation as well as vehicle license plates for Transdniestrian cars.