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|Pictures above Words|
|Written by Larissa Olenicoff|
Transnistria’s flag is red, with a green stripe across the middle and a golden hammer-and-sickle symbol in the upper left hand corner. Transnistria’s new president, Yevgeny Shevchuk, was only elected a few months ago. More than half a million people live in Transnistria and they have their own constitution, their own police force and postal service and even their own currency: the Transnistrian ruble.
Nevertheless, and however you classify its degree of autonomy, Transnistria exists. It’s a very thin strip of land at the Eastern border of Moldova with Ukraine. Its capital is Tiráspol, and this is precisely where our journey begins…
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