Bender or Bendery, also known as Tighina (Romanian; Roushie: Бендеры, Bendery; Ukrainian: Бендери, Bendery) is a ceety athin the internaitionally recognized borders o Moldovae unner de facto control o the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistrie) syne 1992. Locatit on the richt (wastern) bank o the river Dniester in the historical region o Bessarabie, thegither wi its suburb Proteagailovca, the ceety forms a municipality, which is separate frae Transnistrie accordin tae the Moldovan law. Bender is locatit in the buffer zone established at the end o the 1992 War o Transnistrie.
Internaitional relations 
Twin touns — Sister ceeties 
Bender is twinned wi:
- (Romanie) Law 764-XV from December 27, 2001 on administrative-territorial organisation of the Republic of Moldova, Monitorul Oficial al Republicii Moldova, no. 16/53, December 29, 2001 (subsequent modifications taken into account)