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What unites Moldova and PMR?

Over a quarter of a century, to put it mildly, the relationship between Chisinau and Tiraspol is in limbo. Reciprocal reproaches flow like a river, and everyone sees their true truth in the actual cold confrontation. Chisinau accuses Tiraspol of separatism, although at one time it was pro-Romanian Moldavian separatism that led to the fact that the cold war did not break out on the banks of the Dniester anymore, and the severe crack spread between the territories of the united Soviet republic. In fact, Tiraspol still has the same pretensions to Chisinau - the desire of Moldovan elites to pull Moldova in the western (Euro-Atlantic) direction without taking into account the opinion of Transnistrians and with a simultaneous separation from Russia.

Under thirty years of mutual bodding, accusations, loud crying that "the issue will have to be resolved and by force." It is important to note that neither Moldova nor the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika can frankly boast achievements, primarily in the economic and social spheres, which might look attractive to a neighbor, who actually plays the role of the enemy. Moldova is one of the poorest countries on the European continent.

Several positions of the Moldavian economy as an example of the fact that the declared course on European integration, in fact, is replaced by the stages of oligarchization of the country.

Item # 1: The Moldovan economy is one of the six economies in the world, directly dependent on remittances from abroad by the so-called guest workers. The annual total amount of transfers to Moldova comes to 1,8 billion dollars. This is taking into account the fact that Moldova’s GDP is about 7 billion dollars. This also means that if all the migrant workers, having inflamed their patriotic feelings, wish to return to Moldova, then they will face the phenomenon of a banal lack of jobs. That is why Chisinau does not oppose the departure of the economically active population paying taxes in other countries.

Item # 2: Moldova is a sad leader in terms of the shadow economy in the states of Greater Europe. At 2017, the share of the economic “shadow” exceeded a quarter of total GDP.

Item # 3: Moldovan households annually increase the percentage of products left for their own consumption. The share reached the level of 8%, which is an absolute record among all countries of the European continent. And obviously not reached from a good life. State structures in fact do not give (and cannot give) opportunities for farmers to fully enter the state market, much less participate in the export of goods. Moreover, going out with agricultural products on the domestic market of Moldova is the same as trying to sell seeds in the collective farm sunflower field, offering these seeds to buy to other members of the same collective farm ...

Item # 4: Moldova is one of the few countries in the world whose credit rating is simply refused to be determined by the largest international rating agencies, including Fitch and S&P. The reason: “they do not see the point”, since the Moldovan economy was and remains virtually insolvent, especially after the Russian counter-sanctions.

Is the situation in Transdniestrian Republic better in economic and social terms? The answer to this question is given by the meeting, which took place in the capital of the Republic of Tiraspol. The organizers of the rally from among the leadership of the Transnistrian Communist Party and other opposition forces acting authorities brought people to the streets of the city, who indicated specific demands to the authorities. One of them is to stop the rise in prices in the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic, which has recently been hurt by Transnistrians in particular. Protesters demanded 40% compensation for wages and pensions, which were eaten up by inflation. Another requirement is the creation of thousands of jobs previously promised by 15 to revive the situation in various sectors of the economy. At the same time, the protesters separately draw attention to the need for further steps to integrate with the Russian Federation, above all, to deepen trade and economic ties, including those of an interregional nature.

What unites Moldova and PMR?

It is noteworthy that the slogans of the Tiraspol rally were supported by the former head of the MRT Yevgeny Shevchuk.

The head of the law enforcement system of Transnistria, Ruslan Mova, who received a letter from the opposition on holding a rally containing the appeal “not to provoke provocations by the supreme authorities,” noted that no one in Tiraspol is going to disperse such rallies, as in the Transdniestrian Republic they respect opinions.

Recall that their meetings are regularly held in Chisinau. And the basic requirements are essentially the same: giving up the policy of confrontation with Russia, creating jobs in one’s own country, giving up the idea of ​​de-neutralizing Moldova (depriving the constitutional status of a neutral state), respecting the rule of law and taking the economy out of shadow schemes and structures.

The sociological monitoring services show that the confrontational ideas of the Moldovan government, statements about the need to “go to NATO”, are not appealing to the main percentage of the Moldovan population.

It turns out that Transnistrian Moldavian Republic and Moldavia (talking about the people), in principle, want the same thing: to live in peace, to quietly develop the economy, with emphasis on its main pillars - agricultural (industrial and processing) enterprises. Everyone wants one thing, but here’s a problem: the situation does not break the deadlock, even though the presidents are at the head of the Moldovan state and at the head of the MRT, who for the first time in many years went to an open dialogue and expressed a desire to improve relations. How to solve a problem, when a small group of people who identify themselves as elites, deliberately does everything so that the confrontation line between Chisinau and Tiraspol is not erased.

In late October, Moldovan President Igor Dodon announced an active campaign to collect signatures for the transition of the Republic of Moldova to the presidential form of government. From the material on Igor Dodon's website:
Across the country, in just the first couple of hours, several thousand signatures were collected. People actively subscribe. They stand for order, responsibility, a strong state and a strong vertical of power. I am sure that we will succeed. Together we win!

The reason for the destruction and frustration is indicated: the absence of a strong state. Speaking even more openly, it is not even about the absence of a strong state, but about the absence of a state as such. And the state is absent, as the elites have so far tried to isolate themselves solely on their own mercenary components, frankly refusing even to designate dialogue with the population. Dodon decided to go for broke. Despite the monstrous pressure from the parliament and the government, from oligarchic interests, he ventured to authorize a direct dialogue with the residents of Transnistria. The first step is a dialogue with residents of the border areas for the implementation of tasks related to trade, economic and social contacts.

Igor Dodon:
Considering the numerous appeals of Moldovans from the areas adjacent to the Dniester River, held a working meeting with officials from the presidential office on opening public receivers in order to establish a direct dialogue with residents of cities and villages, including the settlements of Transnistria.

The activities of public reception offices are designed to eliminate unnecessary bureaucratic obstacles, to increase the efficiency and efficiency of the Presidential Administration in providing assistance to residents of both banks of the Dniester.

At the first stage, public receptions are scheduled to open in Rezina, in s. Koshnitsa and s. Varnitsa. I do not exclude that, as a continuation of this work, such reception rooms will be opened in most regions of the Republic of Moldova.

Parliamentary and governmental circles of Moldova immediately accused Dodon of “playing in the interests of Russia”. An interesting “cinema” is obtained: if the president declares the need for a cross-border dialogue between the inhabitants of the Republic of Moldova and Transnistrian Moldavian Republic, is this a “game in the interests of Russia”? It turns out that the pro-oligarchic Kishinev elite itself describes that such a dialogue is not in its interests. And if the Moldovan political elites are not in favor of a dialogue, then they are for the continuation of the confrontation that the Moldovan economy has been drowning in recent years, enriching only the oligarchic circles mentioned and leaving Moldova as a gray zone in the center of the European continent. Perhaps these same circles are too sure of their own unsinkability ...

The result is an interesting picture: on both banks of the Dniester, rally for economic development, for dialogue, for Eurasian integration, for the creation of jobs. The requirements are simple and intelligible. But is there a single force capable of drawing lessons from this protest and realizing the wishes of ordinary citizens?
Photos used:, сайт Игоря Додона
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 13 November 2017 07: 15
    Despite the monstrous pressure from the parliament and the government, from oligarchic interests, he ventured to authorize a direct dialogue with the inhabitants of Transnistria
    A good step, he can then rely on their support if he agrees with them.
    1. Finches
      Finches 13 November 2017 08: 13
      I, as a man, brought up including on the brandy "White Stork" laughing I declare responsibly that Russia should, first of all, financially help strengthen the power of Dodon and include Moldova in the EAEU Customs Union, leaving Transnistria as part of Moldova, but as an Autonomous Republic! Immediately without delay, to deploy a military base, kicking NATO assholes in the ass - all this can be done quickly and decisively despite the squeals of Romania, the EU and our sculpted overseas friends, to suppress the internal opposition ... This is in theory! But how it will be on practice - a question? But if Russia does not help, ordinary Moldovans themselves will not be able to cope!
      1. Alber
        Alber 13 November 2017 10: 22
        Quote: Finches
        I, as a man, brought up including on the brandy "White Stork" laughing I declare responsibly that Russia should, first of all, financially help strengthen the power of Dodon and include Moldova in the EAEU Customs Union, leaving Transnistria as part of Moldova, but as an Autonomous Republic! Immediately without delay, to deploy a military base, kicking NATO assholes in the ass - all this can be done quickly and decisively despite the squeals of Romania, the EU and our sculpted overseas friends, to suppress the internal opposition ... This is in theory! But how it will be on practice - a question? But if Russia does not help, ordinary Moldovans themselves will not be able to cope!

        Entirely for, I agree!
        An adequate and hardworking people cannot be repelled. We have a lot in common
  2. 210ox
    210ox 13 November 2017 07: 28
    They rally and declare .. But they can’t do anything. For they are under external control. Everything. A dead end.
  3. EvilLion
    EvilLion 13 November 2017 09: 01
    What common? Now nothing. There can be nothing in common between the Russian industrial Transnistria and the local sharovarno-embroidered rural nations, pulling the country, the devil knows where. Obviously enough, they all at once join Romania, then Transnistria krants. The EU does not need its industry.

    Only reintegration with Russia can save them both, for the benefit of Moldavians is for us at least outwardly white people. But for this it is necessary to make an independent, and then invest huge resources in both the independent and the former. Moldavian SSR. In the coming years, we can’t go for it unless we are forced to.
  4. alekc75
    alekc75 13 November 2017 10: 05
    the author were you there ??? Do not write nonsense about Transnistria! these are two big differences. from Moldova, young after school is a complete paragraph !!!! they have education at the 7-8 grade level of the Soviet school. while in Transnistria they still have a level and everything is in Russian and not in Latin !!!
    1. Volodin
      13 November 2017 12: 36
      I would read the article more carefully, I would not “yell” in the comments. Why are there “more attentively” - at least I just read it to the end ... But no, come on - I mastered one name - and go ahead, to comment.
  5. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 13 November 2017 16: 19
    Dodon needs to win the parliamentary elections. As for the presidential form of government ... I do not know if it is suitable for small states, where everything is in plain sight. Strong presidential power is based on a certain myth, some distance between the head of state and the population. In Moldova, this is difficult to ensure.
  6. Sergey Cojocari
    Sergey Cojocari 13 November 2017 18: 25
    There would be a desire to solve the problem of Moldova and Transnistria, it could be solved within a day. De jure, Transnistria as a part of Moldova, the throwing of a motorized brigade to Chisinau from Tiraspol, the arrest of a pro-European gang, the election of a new parliament of a united Moldova, even in the form of a federation of the three republics of Gagauzia, Transnistria and Moldova itself. Bilingualism! Moldovan President, Transnistrian Prime Minister, head of the Gagauz parliament. Rotate every election. Necessarily trial of the authors of the war of 92 years. The trouble is that impoverished Moldova, Russia does not need. She even pushes her to unite with Romania (revelations of the Russian ambassador to Moldova) ..
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 13 November 2017 20: 57
      Actually Moldova can be called Bessarabia.
  7. Savin
    Savin 13 November 2017 20: 31
    I completely agree with Sergey Cojocaru in the sense that Russia itself seems to have no - from the word ABSOLUTELY - a coherent and constructive policy towards Moldova. The mentioned idiotic affront of the Russian ambassador only confirms this sad situation. Additional touches on the Kremlin’s slurred and mediocre policy in this region are added by the ongoing fierce feud between two seemingly pro-Russian parties - the party of socialists Dodon and Our Party Renato Usatii ... the situation is unacceptable and fraught with another shameful geopolitical defeat of the Putin Kremlin. It is quite obvious that the war against the statehood of Moldova is in full swing and the threat of its absorption by Romania is obviously growing. The meanness and baseness of the Romanian policy towards Moldova and especially towards the people who live in Moldova is that from the very beginning Bucharest encouraged and supported all the most destructive and thieving people in Moldova, all of their local proteges turned out to be goleted and obscene thieves, the essence of which came down to the famous phrase - the worse, the better - and this is understandable, since the demoralized and impoverished Moldova becomes extremely easy prey for Bucharest and Zapadlo standing behind him. To dance the Unirii Chora on the bones of a country robbed and raped by the Bucharest singers of the country - what could be meaner and more cynical? However, the problem is not that Moldova, which has stupidly missed its historical chance, will become a banal PROVINCE of one of the most Russophobic, poor and despised states in Europe, the real problem is that behind Washington, which has sharply intensified Bucharest, are NATO. In the light of recent events that have an obvious escalation and actually pre-war character, it seems very likely that the accelerated preparation of Moldova for the role of a bridgehead, a buffer territory for the brewing large regional war, within which the Moldovans and Moldova (along with non-pedestrians) have been assigned the role of consumables, has begun which cannon fodder is not a pity. And the Kremlin, it seems, is just stupidly observing all this and instead of promoting the consolidation of political pro-Russian forces in Moldova with all its might, the next backstage mess is muddying, trying to come to an agreement with Bucharest and reach some “agreements” with him in the interests of large Russian capital which, as the whole history of Russian-Romanian relations teaches, will not lead to anything good.
    1. nov_tech.vrn
      nov_tech.vrn 15 November 2017 23: 05
      the tradition has been preserved since the time of the traitor Kozyrev, many so-called ambassadors in the states of the former USSR, and among them there are many just fines like Zurabov, actually begin to feel like a local elite and do not care about the interests of Russia