Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Backstory: Post-Soviet Moldova from WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show by (WNYC, New York Public Radio)

The year 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of Moldova—a nation created after the break-up of the Soviet Union and the subsequent reshuffling of borders. On this week's Backstory, Charles King, Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, discusses Moldova's struggle to define itself. He's the author of the book The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture, and of Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams, to be published in February. Listen to the podcast.

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