Moldova: Transnistria Region Votes to Join Russia

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Tue Sep 19 19:08:44 UTC 2006

>>From the NYTimes, September 19, 2006
World Briefing | Europe

Moldova: Region Votes to Join Russia

Voters in Moldovas separatist region, Transnistria, also known as
Trans-Dniester, overwhelmingly backed a plan to join Russia. The European
Union said it would not recognize the vote. The tiny Russian-speaking
territory declared independence from Moldova in 1991 with the support of
Russian troops, which have stayed on. Russian officials have suggested
that the future of Transnistria and three other separatist regions on the
territory of the former Soviet Union:  Abkhazia and South Ossetia in
Georgia, and Nagorno-Karabakh, fought over by Armenia and Azerbaijan
could be decided in plebiscites.


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