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The region of Găgăuzia in the Republic of Moldova – Moscow’s Trojan horse

The region of Găgăuzia in the Republic of Moldova – Moscow’s Trojan horse

Găgăuzia is perhaps the most pro-Russian region in the Republic of Moldova. A breakaway region since the early 90s, Găgăuzia eventually recognized Chișinău’s sovereignty, although it wants to break with this country in the event of a unification with Romania or even EU accession.

Veridica
Veridica
05 Sep 2022
DISINFORMATION: The pro-European government in Chișinău is underming the Russian language in the Republic of Moldova

DISINFORMATION: The pro-European government in Chișinău is underming the Russian language in the Republic of Moldova

The Government in Chișinău is pushing for diminishing the role of the Russian language at society level, but also to undermine the rights of national minorities, rubaltic.ru writes. In fact, in recent years, nothing has virtually changed in Chișinău with respect to the status of the Russian language – Romanian speakers are often used to switch to Russian when communication to Russian speakers, films are often dubbed in Russian, while TV channels, shows and films are commonplace on the audiovisual market.

Veridica
Veridica
31 Aug 2022
FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu is closing down universities and schools with Russian-language teaching

FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu is closing down universities and schools with Russian-language teaching

The president of the Republic of Moldova is closing down universities and schools with teaching in Russian language, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes, picking up on an older narrative targeting Maia Sandu. Just like the others, this too is a false narrative: although some schools do actually close down, it is in fact a measure linked to reforming and streamlining the education system, having nothing to do with the teaching language.

Veridica
Veridica
11 Jul 2022
Kiev, Odessa, Lvov versus Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv. Ukraine’s other war

Kiev, Odessa, Lvov versus Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv. Ukraine’s other war

The war in Ukraine has brought to the attention of journalists and communicators an issue that had been a concern for Kiev for several years: the spelling of proper names. People and localities alike are better known by their Russian names. Ukraine insists that the spelling should be in Ukrainian.

Marin Gherman
Marin Gherman
28 Mar 2022
FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu wants to abolish free media

FAKE NEWS: Maia Sandu wants to abolish free media

The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, only mimics her attachement to democratic and European values and if she could, she would establish an authoritarian regime in which freedom of expression would be limited. This fake narrative, originating from the Socialist circles, was also used during the elections campaign. 

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
05 Feb 2021
DISINFORMATION: The Russian minority in Moldova, under fire from the Constitutional Court and President Maia Sandu

DISINFORMATION: The Russian minority in Moldova, under fire from the Constitutional Court and President Maia Sandu

Socialists and supporting media in the Republic of Moldova have snapped after a Moldovan Constitutional Court ruling threw out a law granting special status to the Russian language. They’re describing the ruling as an attack on the Russian minority, the idea circulated being that the country’s newly elected president, Maia Sandu, is held responsible for this attack, thus going back on the promises made in the election campaign.

Cornel Ciobanu
Cornel Ciobanu
25 Jan 2021