Author: Cristian Cantir

on the matter by offering a case study of sub-state diplomacy in the post-Soviet region. The article describes the paradiplomatic activities of the Gagauz autonomous region in the Republic of Moldova and fills the ranks of a growing number of case studies that shed light on the diversity of sub

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy
Author: Dorina Baltag

in great demand and perennial questions regarding eu (diplomatic) performance arise. Following a ‘practice turn’ in eu studies, 4 this article analyses fieldwork data collected 5 between 2013 and 2016 in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine to zoom in on the practices of eu diplomatic performance in

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

Republic of Moldova Republica Moldova Capital: Chisinau (Population estimate, 2015: 809,600) Head of State:Igor Dodon (President) National Flag: A tricolour, pale-wise, blue, orange and red, with the arms of the state in the centre ConstitutionIn August 1989 a process of liberalisation started in

Author: Stricker, Gerd

[German Version] After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Republic of Moldova succeeded the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, with which it is territorially identical. Situated between the Prut and the Dniester, but without direct access to the Black Sea, Moldova has an area of 33

In: Religion Past and Present Online

In June 1990 a “bridge of flowers” was formed between Moldovia and Romania, as all 12 crossing points across the long-closed border were opened. The former renamed itself Moldova, declaring its sovereignty on August 27, 1991. When the USSR was dissolved at the end of 1991, Moldova became an

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

The 2004 nationwide census—the first one conducted since the country’s independence in 1991—confirmed the massive religious affiliation of the roughly 4 million people currently inhabiting the Republic of Moldova (including the territory of the separatist region of Transnistria which since the

In: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion Online
Gagauz Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice
Past scholarship on the Gagauz people has focused on their ethnic origins and the tension between their Christian faith and Turkish linguistic identity. This study, based on extensive fieldwork in the Republic of Moldova, approaches the problem of this central dichotomy in Gagauz identity through the lens of daily religious practices. This empirical approach reveals how scholarly discourses on ‘folk religion’ guide the local fieldworker’s identification of what are ‘folk’ religious practices and thus actualises 'folk religion' in a given context.The book offers a fresh methodological perspective on ‘folk religion’ as discourse and object of study and is the first monograph in a Western European language on the religion, history and identity of this under-studied European people.
Author: Petru Moldovan

according to Jerome’s interpretation (Aline Canellis) and the parallel study of Paul’s apocryphal Apocalypse and Johannine texts, proposed by Claudio Zamagni, allow us to reconsider the anchoring of this New Testament writing in the Jewish apocalyptic. Petru Moldovan University of Groningen

In: Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies

Following the Crimean case authorities of Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria or Transdniestria), unrecognized by the UN declared autonymity as a territorial unit, and appealed to the Russian parliament for integration with the Russian Federation territory. This ultimately would mean secession from the Republic of Moldova. The request aptly fits in with Putin’s new doctrine of a foreign and security policies which seek to reintegrate the post-Soviet area and restore the unity of the ‘Russian-speaking community’. Under this specific rhetoric (protection of the Russians’ rights and political stabilization), aimed at the strengthening of federalism and incorporation to Custom Union, Russia uses its instruments of pressure such as: a blockade of goods imported from Moldova, repression of Moldavian migrant labour, or a propaganda war bent on fomenting separatism. Moldova, like the Ukraine and the South Caucasus countries is a landlocked country geopolitically and geostrategically situated between the European Union and Russia. Thus, Transnistria is an object of many fears and uncertainties both within Moldavian territory and outside the region. The author examines and analyzes the current situation of the conflicted region not only in the context of Moldova anxieties about the further integration with the EU but also from the point of view of the Gagauzia (autonomous region of Moldova) will for separatism, the Ukrainian fears of the eastern regions’ separatism, Romanian anxieties about Romanian-speaking minority in Moldova and, finally, the EU concerns about instability in the post-Soviet area and the eastern border of Europe. The author attempts to answer the questions of the future scenario of the Transnistrian conflict taking into account a Putin’s new strategy and internal conflicts especially in the light of multi-vector integration aspirations and the Russian pressure.

In: Fear and Anxiety in the 21st Century: The European Context and Beyond
Author: John Pearson

Introduction The key to a nation’s ability to combat crime, protect human rights and attract investment is an effective legal system. A necessary component of an effective legal system is a competent prosecution service. The Republic of Moldova 2 is a nation in search of an effective legal

In: International Criminal Law Review