Chișinău is the capital of Eastern Europe's Republic of Moldova. Amid blocks of Soviet-style architecture are landmarks including the neoclassical Nativity Cathedral. The dome-topped church anchors Chișinău's Cathedral Park, a plaza with a Triumphal arch celebrating Russia's 19th-century victory over the Ottoman Empire. Ștefan cel Mare Central Park is named for a Moldovan prince who resisted Ottoman rule. According to the preliminary results of the 2014 census, the municipality of Chișinău is home to 491,894 residents.