The Ghost Buses Roll On…

The story of the ghost buses full of fraudulent voters from Transnistria “ruining” the Moldovan elections seems destined to linger on forever…

Handicrafts

No text today, just a fun picture of some handicrafts from the 2018 Chisinau Day celebrations in Moldova.

Myth #36: Transnistria gets free gas from Russia

In the “old days,” all three were part of the Soviet Union’s power grid, specifically what is now called the IPS or the Единая энергетическая система.

What this effectively means is that all three countries’ energy systems (both natural gas and electricity) are still hooked up together although operated separately.

The 7 Types of Romanians

Your biggest gripe is about the condition of the roads in Romania which are never fast enough or good enough. In your mind, development is identical to building roads. And the ultimate goal for the country is to “increase prosperity.” To that end, foreign investment, the IMF, World Bank, EU, and America are all “agents of good.”