There's a quiet pseudo-state contained within Moldova’s borders: Gagauzia, an autonomous region with its own people, culture, language, and cuisine.
Photographer Anton Polyakov's latest project documents how young people in Transnistria are struggling to establish some form of youth culture.
The United Nations may not formally recognise the country's independence, but 500,000 Transnistrians deserve to be seen.
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.
Asa Sjöström documents the resilience of childhood in the ex-Soviet nation.
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.
“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.”
All I wanted to do was sit in the park and look at the Lenin statues.
Are Putin's clones really about to take over the world?
Western pundits have described the autonomous region of Moldova as the "next Crimea," but is Russia really about to invade?
Let us tell you about "the country that doesn't exist" before the world passes you by.
I went out on the streets of Chisinau to find out.