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Historical Politics in the Republic of Moldova – An unfulfilled Obsession
Historical Politics in the Republic of Moldova – An unfulfilled Obsession

Author(s): Corneliu Ciurea
Subject(s): Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Keywords: politics of history;
Summary/Abstract: Historical politics that one talked about in case of Poland and Ukraine was a constant for the foreign policy of Moldova. Unlike two other countries previously mentioned, Moldova has failed to raise this kind of politics to the rank of state policy; it manifested rather erratic and intermittent, being the privilege of opposition and of a minority in governmental vaults. This inability to strongly affirm historical politics at official rank may be explained by the fact that unlike Ukraine and Poland which have always targeted Russia as the “pole of evil”, Moldova has always identified as “bad guys” – Russia and Romania. This balance of competing historic codes, settled in the collective mentality of Moldovan people, resulted in a quiet and retractile foreign policy that did not dare to make outspoken accusations to neighbors of Moldova.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English