Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 22nd

June 22nd 1941 was a very special day for two reasons:
  1. It marked the entry of the Soviet Union into the war against Germany, and
  2. It market the liberation of Basarabia from Soviet occupation

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Benighted Botanica

It's the gateway to Chisinau, the first district you enter as you approach the city from the airport, from Tiraspol.  It's the largest and most populous sector of Chisinau, housing over 26% of the city's residents.  In Soviet times it was the place to be, a modern, go-ahead sort of place near to the fresh air and greenery of the Botanical Gardens after which it takes its name.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Democratic Federalism

Amidst the tension related to the Chisinau mayoral election, another important movement is taking place behind the scenes.  Germany and Russia are trying to organise a solution to the Transnistrian conflict.