A mural of Transnistrian president Vadim Krasnoselsky and his family.

A Mural for Vadim Krasnoselsky

A few weeks ago, I was out walking the dog early in the morning when I caught a “tagger” painting his logo on my neighbor’s house. Tagging is when young men use spray paint to plaster their logo or name (called their “tag”) on public buildings, including people’s houses. I didn’t make a scene because the neighbor in question is a complete asshole, but I … Continue reading A Mural for Vadim Krasnoselsky

A Motley Fool Indeed

Over the years, many people have asked me why I never became a “real” journalist, meaning why I never agreed to work for a government/company’s propaganda outlet. The short answer is that I don’t want to work with idiots like Rich Smith: Why Is the US Selling Billions of Dollars of Missiles to Romania? From the Romanian border to the Russian naval base at Sevastopol … Continue reading A Motley Fool Indeed

When You Don’t Officially Exist

Word Count: 1743 I say tomato, you say tomato. I say Country X is a real country, you say it isn’t. I keep hearing “experts” throw the idea of Transnistria around quite a lot while at the same time being sure to emphasize its illegitimacy. But if you boil down all the treaties, debate and political maneuvers since the Treaty of Wesphalia into their pure … Continue reading When You Don’t Officially Exist