The first question everyone asks is what is Transnistria? Transnistria is a breakaway territory located in Moldova in Eastern Europe. Whilst it has a long history its current status is mostly due to the Moldovan pro-Romanian movement wishing to form closer times with neighbouring Romania during the 80’s. This included changing the official language of Moldova from Russian and Moldovan to just Moldovan (Moldovan is the same language as Romanian). This change, combined with the prospect of Moldova merging with Romania in the future, led many ethnic Russians and Ukrainians to feel oppressed.
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