Video 10: Transnistria

Posted in Uncategorized by LizLipschultz on April 12, 2011

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  1. Sophie Keenleyside said, on April 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Hey Liz! Cool you went somewhere that officially doesn’t exist! I actually had heard of Transnistria’s existance, although it was entirely down to the BBC show Places That Don’t Exist. Have you seen it?

  2. Alissa said, on April 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    this is amazing

  3. Erin said, on April 14, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Great video. In “The Moldovans” Charles King gets really into the sources of the conflict. Did you know Transnistria entered the USSR in the 1920s, whereas Moldova only entered after WWII? For this reason socialism in Transnistria was more “developed” and thus Tiraspol was actually more powerful than Chisinau in many ways (more factories, Red Army was stationed there, etc.). They also had more allegiance to Moscow, especially with the presence of the Red Army. When it became clear that Moldova was going to become independent, the Soviet elites in Tiraspol didn’t want to cede power to the nationalists Chisinau and so they broke away. So interesting! Anyways, I think these days it is more kleptocratic than communist. Thanks for your awesome video!

  4. Dave said, on April 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Excellent vlog. Makes me pine for that, that is Eastern Evropa.

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