American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Formerly Mol·da·vi·a (-dāˈvē-ə, -dāvˈyə)Moldova A country of eastern Europe bordering on Romania. Comprised of lands acquired by Russia from the historical region of Moldavia in 1791, 1793, and 1812 and (after 1940) part of Bessarabia, it was established as an autonomous republic of the USSR in 1924 and became a constituent republic in 1940, known as the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. Moldova declared its independence in 1991. Chişinău is the capital and the largest city. Population: 4,320,000.
- n. A country in Europe, situated between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the east, north and south. Official name: Republic of Moldova (Romanian: Republica Moldova).
- n. A region in eastern Romania adjacent to the country of Moldova, once part of the principality of Moldova
- n. a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991
- Possibly ultimately from Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌻𐌳𐌰 (mulda, "dust, mud"), via Moldavia. See Name of Moldova for more information. (Wiktionary)
“Gleb Garanich/Reuters MOLDOVA VOTES: Citizens voted for a new parliament across Moldova Wednesday, choosing between ruling pro-Russian Communists and liberal parties seeking better ties with the West.”
“Voronin has directly accused the three opposition parties of being on the payroll of Romania and plotting with Bucharest against what he called Moldova's "statehood," after some of the protesters displayed the Romanian flag on the presidency building.”
“Day 3 of the post-election protests in Moldova's capital turned out to be comparatively quiet.”
“Robert Amsterdam's blog, too, had a selection of messages from “colleagues” in Moldova's capital:”
“For all the attention given to the impact of social media on the protests in Moldova (earlier GV posts on that here and here), there were people both in and outside Moldova who felt that media coverage of the events was inadequate.”
“People in Moldova don't know about the anti-communist protest in capital.”
“- Updates and analysis at Nicu Popescu's Neighbourhood (part of EUobserver Blogs) - Ari Rusila of BalkanPerspective (part of Blogactiv. eu) writes about “some possible consequences” of what's happened in Moldova:”
“Here are some more links to bloggers 'opinions on the events in Moldova and the coverage they have received:”
“One last note for this early morning - this is the FIRST Even large scale protest that turned into violence in Moldova since 1989, when the first large-scale meetings were taking place to support Moldova's independence and union with Romania.”
“If the crackdown continues, the whole democratic opposition in Moldova may be beheaded and the already threatened democracy effectively destroyed.”
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