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. 

7 October 2016
Russia Lurking in the Background of Contentious Moldovan Election Premium
If elected, the pro-Russia presidential candidate leading the polls might turn the country away from its pro-Western path, local politicians warn.
9 September 2016
Transdniester Decides It’s Time to Join Russia Premium

The de facto president of the breakaway region wants to implement a decision reached in a referendum 10 years ago. 

25 August 2016
Moldova Receives First Tranche of Romanian Loan Premium

Initially rejected last November, the loan comes after pivotal IMF deal, and coincides with Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos’ first visit to Chisinau.

5 August 2016
Chisinau Grumbles at Russian Military Exercises in Transdniester Premium

The breakaway region remains a bone of contention between Moldova and Russia, as Moscow’s popularity among Moldovans increases.

27 July 2016
Moldova Earns IMF Reprieve Premium
But scandal-plagued Chisinau hears latest of many warnings that it must reform its banks and clean up corruption before it can access international money.
29 June 2016
Former Moldovan Prime Minister Gets Long Prison Term Premium

Vlad Filat says he’s being made a scapegoat for the “theft of the century” bank fraud scandal.

27 June 2016
Moldova Seizes Uranium, Detains Suspected Smugglers Premium

Security services aided by FBI have stopped at least four attempts to smuggle radioactive materials out of the country.

9 May 2016
Spat in Moldova Over U.S. Presence Premium

Tensions between pro-American and pro-Russian supporters are running high ahead of Victory Day parades.




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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