Instead of me constantly talking about Pridnestrovie, I thought it worthwhile to let all of you see the country.
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.
I certainly like Pridnestrovie. But maybe I’m crazy. Maybe I’m weird. Maybe I’m a total idiot who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Honestly, it mostly makes me laugh (but it also makes me a bit angry) when I read clickbait shit like Russia Perfecting Its Elections Interference Toolkit in Moldova.
The headline sets you up to hear about some really dastardly deeds being perpetrated by Russia, but the jock who wrote this sadly fails to deliver.
Let’s call this one partially mythologized.
While it is technically true that Pridnestrovie has money that’s made out of plastic, what they’ve created is actually pretty amazing.
Nope, not Communist at all. Sorry!
Over the past 1,000 years, the area now known as Transnistria has had a lot of names, but none of them were ever “Transnistria” except for a brief period of time during World War 2 when it was under fascist occupation.