Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tag: Journey to Transnistria

Journey to Transnistria

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by Doug Casey, International Man:

“You can take photos once we’re inside,” our guide advised us, “but not at the border. Absolutely not. There, you must let us do the talking.”

An hour and a half drive from Chișinău, Moldova’s capital, between the Dniester River and the Ukraine border, lies the disputed autonomous zone of Transnistria. It is one of a small handful of so-called “break away states” that declared independence after the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the others being Abkhazia and South Ossetia (officially in Georgia) and Artsakh (officially in Azerbaijan.)