Moldova

Photography

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.
Thomas Vorreyer
4.2.18
Photography

Photos from Transnistria, the Country That Doesn't Exist

The United Nations may not formally recognize the country's independence, but 500,000 Transnistrians deserve to be seen.
Adina Florea
8.21.17
Photos

Photos of Childhood in Europe's Poorest Nation

Asa Sjöström documents the resilience of childhood in the ex-Soviet nation.
Asa Sjöström
5.12.16
News

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.
Mark Hay
10.7.15
News

How Worried Should We be About Moldova's Recent Uranium-Smuggling Bust?

The $2.1 million worth of uranium seized in a raid last week is only one of an exceptional number of nuclear-material thefts, losses, or smugglings recorded over the past two decades.
Mark Hay
12.11.14
travel

I Was Arrested for Murder in Transnistria

The territory is officially recognized as a rebelling region within Moldova’s international borders. It’s not exactly an easy place to get to; there are no commercial flights and its neighbors are fairly hostile. Law enforcement there is a little...
John Dennehy, Craig "Questions" Scott
9.4.14
travel

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?
Sean Williams
3.28.14
News

Nuclear Hijacking Is More Common Than You Think

Last Monday morning, in a town north of Mexico City, six truck-jacking bandits accidentally stole pellets of cobalt-60—a highly dangerous radioactive material used for cancer treatment.
Alex Chitty
12.13.13
The Homo Neanderthalensis Issue

Moldova

At the end of 2007, I went to Moldova to take pictures for a couple of charities.
Neil Thomson
3.2.08