The Curious Case of the Chisinau Mayoral Race

On May 20, 2018, voters in Chisinau headed to the polls for the first round of what was a very low-key and boring election. Since 2007, Chisinau has been run like a personal fiefdom by Dorin Chirtoaca, a close personal friend of former Romanian President Traian Basescu. Chirtoaca was re-elected in 2015 and should still be in office today except that he was arrested in … Continue reading The Curious Case of the Chisinau Mayoral Race

Moldova’s Underground 10K Race

Ask a random person around the world to sum up Romania in one word and you’ll hear something about vampires or Dracula. But ask the same about Moldova and you’ll hear about wine, and for good reason – Moldova is a huge exporter of wine and people here are quite proud about that. To truly understand the scale, every year the country’s largest winery, Cricova, … Continue reading Moldova’s Underground 10K Race