Looking for Lenin in Transnistria

In our previous post we said that Moldova was the bit of Romania grabbed by the Russians in the 1940s, with a traditionally Russian enclave bolted on.  Well, that enclave is Transnistria (or Transdneistr). In…

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Chisinau and beyond (25 July to 1 August 2019)

Where’s Moldova?  Is it even a country?  Yes, it is.  Although you could be forgiven for not knowing.  It is small, landlocked and has a population of only 3.5 million, of which 1 million are…

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