A Far Away Country of Which We Know Little…

Meddling Raises Stakes in Moldova

Beneath the headlines of the global media, things are heaing in Moldova prior to the March 6 parliamentary election.

Sliced between coming EU member Romania and reforming Ukraine, but with the break-away Russian-run and criminals-infested enclave of Transdnestr dividing the country, the country is exposed to numereous different forces.

At least since the Ukraine presidential election, politics is changing in the entire post-Soviet area. We see circles in Moscow taking a far more aggressive approach in terms of trying to interfere to prevent political developments from going in a direction they don’t like.

In this article you will encounter the name Alksnis as one of those now active on this circuit. For anyone remembering the details of Russian nationalist attempts to undermine the stability of Latvia it’s a name that have the alarm bells ringing.

2 Responses to A Far Away Country of Which We Know Little…

  1. Blogbluddle skriver:

    Swedes only trying to protect their homeland without any expansion plans what so ever are also regarded ‘nationalists’, and urged to join the new empire, EU.

    Will Russia also give up its last resort? Then how about the ‘fascist regime’ of Norway?

  2. AndersJ skriver:

    On a recent visit to Moldavia (on the invitation of a development agency), I was struck by the prevalence of Russian and the strong affinity people felt towards Ukraine and Russia. Indeed, Moldovan (or Romanian) is spoken natively by less than half the population. Vorodin, the president (a Russian name, incidentally), may push hard for the establishment of a Moldovan identity, but my impression is that it will remain a veneer at best throughout the coming decades.

    A visit to Transnistria, possible only with diplomatic credentials or, for the foolhardy among us, a few 20-dollar bills, is a visit back to the USSR. Advertisements are banned, motley gas pipes run overhead, and old Ladas line the streets. A museum of what used to me, even more so than Lukaschenko’s Belarus.

%d bloggare gillar detta: