Last night I read a blog entry from Oxana Greadcenco, her first for several weeks. Oxana is one of those young Moldovans who, through their protests and hard work during the summer of 2009, brought about the demise of the Communist regime and the installation of the AIE government.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Mihai Ghimpu's decree establishing the 28th of June as a day of commemoration of the Soviet Occupation and of the victims of Communist rule has stirred strong emotions both within and outside of Moldova. Before I deal with the reactions, let's have a look at the facts of the case.
Posted by Zimbru at 10:19 AM
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Where in the world:
- Would the leading religious organisation openly support a particular political movement?
- Would a former head of a much-distrusted secret service put himself up for election to parliament?
- Would the opposition claim that it is undemocratic for the people to decide how their president is elected?
- Would politicians fall over each other trying to establish a strategic partnership with an occupying power?
Welcome to wonderland.
Posted by Zimbru at 9:56 AM
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This morning we have witnessed another failure of Moldovan justice, with the Buiucani district court releasing former deputy police commissioner Iacob Gumenita from home arrest and allowing him to be 'investigated at liberty' with respect to his role in the events of April 7th / 8th 2009.
Posted by Zimbru at 12:40 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Over the last few days the 'Cojocaru Commission' investigating the activity of the Soviet communist regime in Moldova has presented its report to the interim President, Mihai Ghimpu. The report is a solid academic work based on six months of research by members of the commission, and on an unprecedented level of access to national archives, including those of the former KGB.
Posted by Zimbru at 8:41 PM