Ion Moraru
Born(1929-03-09)9 March 1929
Died9 October 2019(2019-10-09) (aged 90)
Other namesMos Ion de la Mândâc
Known forSabia Dreptății founder

Ion Moraru (9 March 1929 – 9 October 2019) was a Moldovan activist and author. He was a founder of the anti-Soviet group Sabia Dreptății and a political prisoner in the Soviet Union.


Moraru was born in Mîndîc. Ion Moraru and Petre Lungu were the founders of Sabia Dreptății in Bălți. This anti-Soviet armed resistance group was active in Bălți during the Stalinist era. "Sabia Dreptății" was discovered by the NKVD in 1947, based at the Pedagogical Lycée (former Ion Creangă Lycée) in Bălţi.[1] For one year, Ion Moraru was imprisoned in the same camp at Ekibastuz with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.[2]

Ion Moraru later became a well-known anti-communist in Bessarabia (now the Republic of Moldova).

He was a member of the Christian-Democratic People's Party (Moldova).




  1. ^ (in Romanian) Comisia Prezidenţială pentru Analiza Dictaturii Comuniste din România: Raport Final / ed.: Vladimir Tismăneanu, Dorin Dobrincu, Cristian Vasile, București: Humanitas, 2007, 879 pp., ISBN 978-973-50-1836-8
  2. ^ Organizatia anti-sovietica "Sabia Dreptatii" Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine