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Stories about Moldova

30 March 2012

Moldova: 917-Day Marathon to Elect the President is Over

After two and a half years of repeated failures to elect the head of state, the Moldovan politicians finally managed on March 16 to give the country its new president,...

31 January 2012

Moldova: Anti-Government Protests Receive Little Endorsement From Netizens

For the past two weeks Moldovans have been out in the streets, protesting. These protests, however, have received very little endorsement from Moldova's online community. Diana Lungu explains why.

23 October 2011

Moldova, Russia: Controversial Russian Blogger Escapes Prosecution in Moldova

RuNet Echo

Russian blogger Eduard Bagirov was detained in Chisinau, Moldova, this June and charged with organizing the April 2009 post-election riots there. He was released and placed under house arrest but...

1 September 2011

Moldova: “Our Romanian Language” Day Protest

Twenty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the official language is still an issue of dispute in Moldova, where the Constitution calls it Moldovan, the educational system teaches...

27 August 2011

Moldova: Twenty Years of Independence Marked with Parade and Disillusion

Moldova's bloggers have marked the country's 20th anniversary of independence with criticism and disillusionment rather than with enthusiasm, Diana Lungu reports.

2 August 2011

Moldova: Attack on Journalist Causes Online Debate on “Language Issue”

An incident of violence against a Moldovan journalist has brought about active online discussions regarding the long-protracted animosities between the Moldovan majority and the small Russian minority in the country.

17 June 2011

Moldova: +1 Vote Campaign Buzz Ahead of Local Elections

Moldova’s capital Chisinau is set to witness another democratic exercise on June 19, when the final round of the local election will decide whether the city will have a liberal...

11 June 2011

Moldova: Diplomatic Controversy Marks Russia Day

The official diplomatic celebrations preceding Russia Day in Moldova have sparked controversies that verge on a diplomatic scandal. Diana Lungu reports on the details of the scandal and translates reactions...

2 June 2011

Moldova: Liga Islamica and the (Limited) Religious Tolerance

The official registration of the Islamic League early this spring in Moldova has led to negative reactions and protests from the local politicians, the Orthodox Christian clergy and the public....

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