Fallout Boys

There is no way to deny that “Transnistria” is the Holocaust name for this land, and it is a name without any historical justification or evidence.

Sounds in the Cellar

Sadly, I’m far busier these days than I’d like to be, so I haven’t been able to write about the topics that are on my mind. Today, however, I thought I’d translate a news story from this part of the world just as a reminder that sometimes the big stories are informed by the little…

The Good, the Delicious, and the Ugly

Word Count: 620 The other day, I took the following photograph of a carrot I bought at Chisinau’s wild and crazy central market: If I told you that I paid 3.5 MLD/kg for it, or less than $0.03/lb (0.16 euro/kg), you’d probably just shrug your shoulders and say, “Eh, that’s Moldova for you”. But I’m…

Blowing Smoke

Word Count: 1810 It’s been an interesting week in Romania. What started out as a one-note story, that 27 people died in a fire at a club/disco soon morphed into wide-scale protests, and the “sudden” resignation of the Prime Minister (and a few other minor hacks). The Western media has been scrambling to knit these…