Tag: chisinau

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Ograda, Ogradi, Life Goes On

WORD COUNT: 1122 Well my good and gentle readers, as you know from my last giant info piece/exposition dump, things are starting to look up for me at last. My apartment is certainly modest by many standards, but it is a thousand times better than the squalid hole I had to live in for months…. Read More ›

Belarus + chopsticks = awesome sauce

Corrections, Confessions and Questions

My goodness! Lately I’ve realized I’ve let a few errors slip past my usually stringent editing process so I thought I’d take the time to correct them. I’ve also been getting some interesting messages lately, and I’ve been asked some amusing questions. Let’s begin, shall we? In my post A Filing of Childish Happiness, I… Read More ›

Enjoy your manufactured soybean dinners, citizens!

The Ancient Romanian Art

I was doing some research for something else when I found an old (previously secret) telegram in the archives of the American State Department that made me laugh. In August of 1976, the “Stejar of Scornicesti”, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceasescu made a rare trip to Chisinau, which was then part of the Soviet Union. He… Read More ›