The competition aims to create a motivating framework for research in recent local history. High school and high school students have the opportunity to research history in a captivating and creative way: identifying people and life stories, which describe childhood and school years in the Soviet and post-Soviet era; collection and analysis of documents from personal or institutional archives; framing the historical period and comparing experiences and feelings in Soviet Moldova and the Republic of Moldova after independence; identifying the aspects of historical context, personal perceptions of the protagonists and comparing the realities from the two mentioned intervals.