Guest Editors

Diana Lefter

Diana Lefter, BA in Economics & Marketing, had been living & working for several years in Portugal, Great Britain and Germany. The native Moldovan currently lives in Vienna, Austria. Diana Lefter is fond of languages and fluently speaks Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, German, English, Portuguese and French. Due to her open mind and her cosmopolitan mindset, she puts her country Moldova in a very sophisticated light.

Research interests: economics, marketing, international cooperation, philosophy, literature & arts


Anastasia Stratu

Anastasia Stratu is a professional translator and interpreter. She studied international economic relations at the International Economic Relations Department of the Moldovan Academy of Economic Studies. Ms. Stratu is fluent in five languages and on the way to learn two more. She is also a writer, but not a professional one, with a rather wide circle of interests in this area – from poetry to essays to plays and novels.

Research interests: linguistics, translation theory, folklore, history of arts, communication in cyberspace


Michael Bobick

Michael Bobick, Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology, is currently a
Fulbright Scholar in Moldova. When not tramping around Moldova, he can be
found in Ithaca, New York where he teaches freshman how to write essays and
tries to make the post-Soviet region interesting to non-specialists.

Research Interests: ideology, psychoanalysis, nationalism, frozen
conflicts, ex-USSR, religion, sovereignty, civil society, visual studies


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Day of Liberation

April 12, 2009 marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Tiraspol from Nazi forces in World War II. In Transnistria, the day is officially known as ‘Day of the Liberation of the City from German Fascist Invaders’. While this may not easily roll off the tongue, it is simply known to most as the ‘Day of Liberation’. Continue reading “Day of Liberation”