Transnistria en Transnistria: Russia’s beachhead in Europe <p>TIRASPOL, Moldova &mdash; More than 20 years after local separatists wrested this industrialized strip of land between the Dnestr River and Ukraine from Moldovan control shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the breakaway Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic &mdash; otherwise known by its Moldovan name, Transnistria &mdash; has been kept afloat by economic and political support from Russia.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transnistria Want to Know Diplomacy Europe Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Dan Peleschuk 5933451 at