Sunday, May 22, 2011

Let my people go!

Article 13(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that
Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All tied up in ribbons

The St. George Ribbon is a piece of orange and black tape, sometimes accompanied by a rosette which has a hammer and sickle at the centre, circled by the words "Patriotic War", written in Russian.  It celebrates the Soviet Union's victory over fascism in the great patriotic war of 1941-45.  All well and good, except that 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


You may be wondering why I haven't written a post for several months.  In part, it was due to being very busy doing other things, but in part it was also due to my disappointment at realising that all of Moldova's parliamentary parties had become hostages to business interests.  I don't understand or necessarily agree with Mihai Godea's reasons for leaving the PLDM, but he hit the nail on the head when he said that Moldova's economy was being run by the three Vlads - Voronin, Filat and Plahotniuc.