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23 September 2019
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Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises

Ion PREAŞCĂ

20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Chisinau city hall, association organize meeting to venerate deportation victims' memory

On Wednesday, the Association of the Former Deported and Political Prisoners and the Chisinau Primaria [city government] organized before the central railroad station a meeting to commemorate the victims of the second wave of Stalinist deportations.
INFOTAG, 6 July 2011, 16:41

The event gathered approximately 150 persons, who laid flowers to the monument to repressed Moldova residents built in front of the railroad station, from where trains with deportation victims used to depart.

The 32-year-old Chisinau Mayor, First Deputy Chairperson of the Liberal Party Dorin Chirtoaca remarked at the meeting that the Communist Party preferred to not take part in the commemoration ceremony "to thus avoid recognition that the deportations were a crime committed by the former Soviet communist regime. As is well-known, the one who does not wish to know his past has no future. As for us, we shall be coming to this mourning stone every year to venerate the deportation victims' memory".

Chairperson of the Association of the Former Deported and Political Prisoners, Valentina Sturza, said that according to some data, only about 9% of the deported Moldovans survived that ordeal. According to the independent Moldova's official data, 14760 families, or 57,698 persons, were deported from Bessarabia [the present-day mainland Republic of Moldova - without the Transnistrian region] in 1941 and 1949.

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