Moldova is currently in a state of political turmoil, as seen by the protests routinely occurring in the country. The president’s term officially ended in November 2014, but he refuses to step down from power and is using his loyal police forces to suppress popular sentiment against him. Moldova  is offering a fascinating series of articles about the history of the country since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. I am going to report on one of those articles, because it sheds light on the history behind the protests and also offers some contradictory facts that point to some serious cover-ups being performed by government officials. The article, entitled “Has Moldova Been Labeled A Russian Plot?” is written by a political science student who interviewed several people for his paper that he was working on for his Bachelor’s degree in University in Chișinău. The article notes that Moldova has been invaded many times throughout its history, including at one time by Russia.

Now Is The Time For You To Know The Truth About Moldova :

1. History:

The history of The Principality of Moldavia began in 1359, when it was founded by a marauder named Bogdan. From 1359 until 1859, Moldavia was a self-ruling principality. In 1812, the army of Russia under the command of General Mikhail Kutuzov liberated Moldavia from occupation by the Ottoman Turkish Empire. In 1813, Russia recognized the independence and sovereignty of Moldavia. From 1859 until the union with Romania in 1918, Moldavia’s history was marked by several wars with the Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire.

2. The Nation State:

The Moldavian nation state is currently led by a coalition government that includes a pro-government president with no party affiliation, a prime minister from the conservative social-democrat part of the Democratic Party (Moldova), and a new prime minister from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). The president himself has no party affiliation. His term officially ended in November 2014 but he refuses to step down from power and is using his loyal police forces to suppress popular sentiment against him.

Even though the Republic of Moldova is an independent state, it still has no official borders defined. The government respects the regions of Gagauzia and Transnistria, which are autonomous within Moldova and have their own governments. In addition, the unfinished Transnistrian conflict does not allow for an official border between Moldova and Ukraine.

3. Moldova’s Relations with Russia:

Moldova’s relations with the neighboring country of Russia are currently strained, due to the tense relationship between the ruling LDP and the opposition party. The ruling LDP, which is led by Vlad Filat, has ties to Putin and is generally more pro-Russian than the liberal opposition party, which is led by a former mayor of Chișinău named Marian Lupu.

 The LDP is pro-Putin and anti-US because it strongly supports Moldova joining Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union instead of signing an Association Agreement with the EU. The opposition party has stated that it will join both groups if a nationwide referendum approves such a move. This referendum has not yet been conducted.

4. Russia’s Relations with Ukraine:

Russia, after signing a treaty with the Republic of Moldova in 1997, has been continuously seeking to protect Russian-speaking citizens of the Moldova Republic. This treaty states that Russian and Moldovan are the two official languages of the country and allows for dual citizenship between Russia and the Republic of Moldova.

The treaty also establishes that Moldova is a neutral state and is no longer allowed to participate in any military alliances. This provision was added to ensure that Moldova did not join NATO, as it had done in 1994 shortly before entering into this commonwealth/treaty with Russia.

5. Transnistria:

Moldova claims that Transnistria is a part of the Republic of Moldova, but the Transnistrian government claims that it has always been a part of Ukraine. The area was conquered by Soviet troops in World War II, after which it was administered by Romanian troops until 1990. In 1990, Moldova decided to hold a referendum and unite with Romania. However, because of the heavy ethnic Russian presence in Transnistria and the fact that most of the Transnistrian population supports closer ties with Russia, Moldova did not have enough support to declare independence. Ukraine, which was then still in the Soviet Union, attempted to intervene and maintain control over the region but was unsuccessful.

6. Ukraine’s Relations with Moldova:

Ukraine has always had close relations with a certain faction of Moldovan politics. This faction is led by a former president of the Republic of Moldova from 2001 to 2009, Vladimir Voronin. The relationship between these two states is currently strained because Voronin became an outspoken critic against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.


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