March 5, 2014

The Next Country in Russia's Cross Hairs

Christian Neef, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

As Moldova prepares to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union, Russia is stepping up attempts to keep the country in its fold. It has found some willing helpers in the country.

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TAGGED: Moldova, Russia


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