Moldova, Transistria and Lenin

6 217x300 Moldova, Transistria and LeninWhen the BBC Newsnight presenter visited Moldova, the poorest nation in Europe, to meet some of its few remaining Jews, she was stunned by how desperate their lives were. Here she reveals that, but for the courage of her persecuted grandparents, she could have been among them…
OK, I admit it. When I heard I was off to Moldova all I could think of was Amanda Carrington and that dishy Moldovan Prince Michael in Dynasty. It might have been subliminal memories of the dishy one that made me agree to go in the first place.
The episode, as Dynasty fans will recall, ends in a wedding-day massacre. Understandably, it’s not something the Moldovan tourist board makes much of.


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