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 recognize the country's independence, but 500,000 Transnistrians deserve to be seen.
Located between Moldova and the Ukraine, Transnistria has yet to receive any international acknowledgement that it actually exists. Despite that, it happens to produce some extremely fine—and extremely expensive—brandy.
Moldovan authorities detained 13 suspected members of a paramilitary group accused of plotting to attack the capital and seize control of another city.
Romania, a NATO member, is reversing years of military neglect, spurred by fears that it could end up with front-row seats for a Transnistrian replay of last year's events in Ukraine and Crimea.
Following the disappearance of a billion dollars from three Moldovan banks, protests have spiralled in the country's capital. Russian media is eager to paint the unrest as a Maidan-style revolution.
The military exercise also included threats such as a band of hooligans armed with sticks and drunk wedding guests engaging in local folk dance.
Transnistria is sitting on what’s reputed to be the largest weapons stockpile in Europe — and is essentially a prepositioned Russian army.
The latest arrival from Moscow in war-torn eastern Ukraine joins a group of enactors of policy that come from the very top.
From 1988 to 1994, Armenia and Azerbaijan fought over the terrain in a war that killed up to 30,000 people.
There's speculation that it could be the next Crimea, another victim of Putin's sudden desire to put the Soviet Union back together.