The Moldovian Winery That Serves the Nearly-Forgotten Food of Gagauzia

There's a quiet pseudo-state contained within Moldova’s borders: Gagauzia, an autonomous region with its own people, culture, language, and cuisine.


It's Hard Being Young in a Country That Doesn't Exist

Photographer Anton Polyakov's latest project documents how young people in Transnistria are struggling to establish some form of youth culture.


Photos from Transnistria, the Country That Doesn't Exist

The United Nations may not formally recognise the country's independence, but 500,000 Transnistrians deserve to be seen.


"I Just Felt Cheated": Rohan Ricketts Discusses His Nightmare Spell In Moldova

Having signed for Moldovan side FC Dacia in 2010, things quickly went sour for Rohan Ricketts. With wages unpaid, contracts manipulated and legal options seemingly exhausted, his time in Moldova left him disillusioned with the game.


Photos of Life in Rural Moldova, Europe's Poorest Nation

Asa Sjöström documents the resilience of childhood in the ex-Soviet nation.


We Asked Two Experts if We Should Be Worried About the Islamic State Getting Nuclear Weapons

They told us that there's no reason to lose your shit about the prospect of terrorists getting "nukes" on the black market. But it would be possible for them to acquire some kinds of radioactive material.


This Ukrainian Cookbook Is Part Family History, Part Dumpling Heaven

“Cookbooks don’t have to be about recipes from a chef,” says Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine & Beyond. “I like recipes because of the stories they might tell about a culture and all these things our grandmothers used to make.”


I Was Arrested for Murder in Transnistria

All I wanted to do was sit in the park and look at the Lenin statues.


So What Exactly Is the Deal with Russia?

Are Putin's clones really about to take over the world?


On the Ground in Transnistria, the Tiny Oppressive State That Wants to Join Russia

Western pundits have described the autonomous region of Moldova as the "next Crimea," but is Russia really about to invade?


What the Fuck Is a 'Transnistria' and Why Does Putin Want One?

Let us tell you about "the country that doesn't exist" before the world passes you by.


Are Moldovans Worried About Being the New Ukraine?

I went out on the streets of Chisinau to find out.