In 1920, Romanian forces in Bender cut out the ice of the frozen Dniester River in order to prevent refugees from entering their newly-won territory.
I’m praying that Sergei Yuko’s death will be the last to stem from the 1990s conflict, but there’s no telling how many generations the hate will last.
All blame for what happened in 1990-1992 during the brief “war” between the Republic of Moldova and Pridnestrovie is now placed at the feet of Russia, which is not just overly simplistic but factually wrong.
Instead of me constantly talking about Pridnestrovie, I thought it worthwhile to let all of you see the country.
As long-time readers know, my life has taken a lot of strange twists and turns. But the one thing I never ever thought I’d be saying about myself is that I am the world’s greatest expert on Transnistria. Yes, I know. I realize that the topic is boring or irrelevant to 99% of my readers….