Tag: Chisinau

To Moscow’s Making Of Republics Inside Ukraine, There is Apparently No End

April 9, 2015

Staunton, April 8 — During the first years of Soviet power, a Moscow newspaper published an article telling its readers how easy and potentially profitable it would be for them to form a national republic. According to the paper, they didn’t need a nation or anything like a set of institutions: they needed only paper […]

Gagauzia Seen as ‘Detonator’ for Pro-Moscow ‘Color’ Revolution in Moldova

December 3, 2014

Staunton, December 3 – Following last Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Moldova — a vote which pro-Moscow activists are setting the stage to challenge — the region of Gagauzia “could become the detonator” of revolutionary change in Moldova in a manner much like the Donbas in southeastern Ukraine, according to Ivan Lizan. That is because the […]

Russia Today Lacks Resources to Use ‘Crimean Scenario’ Everywhere It Might Like, Moscow Analysts Say

October 24, 2014

Staunton, October 22 – The scenario Moscow used in Crimea “could be repeated in various places in the post-Soviet space,” Russian analysts say, but at present, Moscow lacks the resources to do everywhere it might like, thus limiting the number of such cases to Transdniestria and a few others. On the Svobodnaya Pressa portal October […]

Gagauz Leaders More Russian than Gagauz, Komrat Editor Says

September 23, 2014

Staunton, September 20 – The Gagauz Autonomy was established in Moldova to protect and promote the Gagauz language, but according to Todur Zanet, editor of Ana Sozu those who proclaim themselves leaders of Gagauzia not only do everything in Russian but have failed to support the national language. “Our language,” he said during a broadcast […]

Moscow Wouldn’t Have Annexed Crimea Had Other Separatists Not Appeared in Ukraine, Russian Diplomats Say Privately

June 17, 2014

Staunton, June 17 – In the corridors of the Russian foreign ministry, commentator Ruslan Gorevoy says, people are saying that Moscow would hardly have annexed Crimea if other separatist movements had not appeared elsewhere in Ukraine that Moscow could use as leverage against Kyiv and block its turn toward the West. In the new issue […]

Transdniestria ‘First Liberated Part of Novorossiya,’ Russian Commentator Says

May 8, 2014

Staunton, May 7 – If anyone has any doubts about the breadth of Vladimir Putin’s intentions both geopolitically and politically, they should be put to rest by the conclusion of a Russian historian that Transdniestria is “the first liberated part of Novorossiya,” Putin’s term for what he sees as a new state spreading across Ukraine […]