19 January 2017
Moldovan Opposition Seethes Over President’s Russia Trip

Igor Dodon drops welcome words into his Russian counterpart Putin’s ear.

16 January 2017
Moldovan Prisons: Judged and Found Wanting

Critics from the Council of Europe to the government itself say Moldova needs a more humane prison system. And they’ve kept on saying it for years.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
23 December 2016
Moldova’s Politicized Church

Actively involved in the electoral campaign, the influential Orthodox Church played a significant role in Dodon’s victory. From Ziarul de Garda.

By Victor Mosneag
23 December 2016
Toning It Down

President-elect Igor Dodon’s rhetoric and actions might differ in practice from his promises during the electoral campaign, analysts believe. 

By Tamara Grejdeanu
22 December 2016
The Anger Beneath

For those seeking a Western orientation for Moldova’s future, the victory of Igor Dodon was a devastating loss – as their opinions aired in a popular Moldovan newspaper showed all too clear. From Ziarul de Garda.

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16 December 2016
Diaspora vs. Moldova Premium

The West-leaning candidate lost the presidential election despite overwhelming support from expatriate voters, raising many questions.

By Natalia Ghilascu
12 December 2016
Election Season in Southeastern and Eastern Europe Premium

Social Democrats win in Romania, while conservatives have slim lead in Macedonia, and Transdniester gets a new president. 

21 November 2016
Pro-Russian Moldovan President-Elect Plans Forced Resignations Premium

A week after winning the presidential election, Igor Dodon has already earmarked heads to roll.

14 November 2016
Moldova Elects Moscow-Leaning President Premium

Socialist Igor Dodon’s victory is marred by the logistics of voting abroad, where a shortage of ballots prevented many from casting their votes in the election runoff. 

31 October 2016
Moldovan Presidential Candidates Heading for Runoff Premium

Results in the first round of voting give pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon the upper hand, and 10 percent more votes than pro-West Maia Sandu. 




Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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