In the context of Moldova's divided national identity, highly polarized politics, and the presence of two major sources of separatism (one active in Transnistria(9) and one latent in Gagauzia(10)), the Russian World narrative is highly popular among not just ethnic Russians but also Russian speakers of other ethnic backgrounds living in Moldova, including Ukrainians, Gagauz, Bulgarians, and many Moldovans
Now, fundamental changes in political and economic governance need to take place, so Moldovans
can see real change.
are reticent regarding the chance to find a job according to their professional training.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Several thousands protesters have poured in Moldavian capital's streets on Sunday calling for the current Moldovan
government to resign.
For example, Moldovans
must have a biometric passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the end of the planned trip.
The idea for the bike ride originated in April 2012, when newly arrived Ambassador William Moser and the Moldovan
prime minister took a short bike ride on the existing M2 to personally experience its dilapidated state.
It's one of comedian Tony Hawks' stories, a lovely funny (true) adventure which starts off with a drunken bet where Hawks plays the entire Moldovan
football team in tennis.
If fundamental beliefs are the main argument for group existence and constitute the main discursive representation of groupness (for example, "we are Moldovans
") then additional beliefs are though as being characteristic to a specific group belonging (for example, "as Moldovans
we can speak Russian").
He said: "I thought that the Moldovans
should taste the great Yorkshire delicacy and they loved it.
exceed their stay, they pay a fine at the border and are not allowed to re-enter Turkey for a given period.
Some 430,000 Moldovans
who live abroad, working as low-paid labourers andndash; according to official statistics andndash; were allowed to vote at special polling stations set up in such countries as Italy, Portugal, Spain and France.
' resistance to the initial outcome comes as little surprise, as Gallup has consistently found a majority of Moldovans
lacking confidence in the honesty of their elections -- including 59% in the most recent survey.
Critics correctly point out that the country's improved economic circumstances are due in large measure to (1) the economic reforms pushed through by previous governments, (2) the large volume of remittances from Moldovans
working abroad and (3) the energy-fed economic boom in Russia, which takes almost 40% of Moldova's exports.
It would be a long wait, until December 1989 and the fall of the Ceausescu regime, for Moldovans
to have a say in their political destiny.
Mr Tarlev said the Moldovan
side was trying to create the right environment for the vote but was "a little bit worried about certain political and criminal forces from outside the country" that, he claimed, were attempting to influence Moldovan
public opinion and prevent Moldovans
expressing freedom of choice in the upcoming elections.