Wednesday, April 15, 2009

East and West Pull on Moldova

A woman burned a portrait of Lenin after protesters took it from the Parliament building in Chisinau, Moldova, on April 7.

With a population of 4,320,748 (July 2009 est.), Moldova's ethnic makeup is:
Moldovan/Romanian 78.2%, Ukrainian 8.4%, Russian 5.8%, Gagauz 4.4%, Bulgarian 1.9%, other 1.3% (2004 census).

Both Romanian and Russian influences are felt in Moldova.

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