Mailbag

Ah yes, time to once again dip into the bizarre contents of the messages that I receive! Note: as per my privacy policy, the names of the innocent and not so innocent have been protected. Sam, you’re being paid by the Russian government to write pro-Russia articles! Really? That’s about the funniest comment I’ve received…

Bunker Mentality

In April of 2009 in the Republic of Moldova, a popular protest culminated in the burning of the parliament building. The protest was largely due to the illegitimacy of the ruling coalition. Seven years later, another illegitimate ruling coalition is worried about protests. My translation: The Parliament building recently got a security upgrade that cost…

Blaming the Victim

I’ve been keeping my hands clean of the quagmire of Moldovan politics for a while, but this and this is simply too outrageous to ignore. My translation: The speaker of the Parliament, Andrian Candu, who is the godson of the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, said that it is the citizens of the Republic of Moldova who…