New PDF release: Back in the USSR: Heroic Adventures in Transnistria

By Rory Maclean,Nick Danziger

Ian Fleming couldn't have imagined a greater position to set a mystery: an upstart mini-state at the fringe of Europe, Transnistria is a nowhereland, a Soviet museum occupied by means of Russian peace-keepers close to the Black Sea. Its oligarchs in Adidas tracksuits hunt wild boar with AK-47s. Its youngsters teach for revolution on the Che Guevara highschool of Political management. Its mystery factories have provided palms to Chechnya and electric cable to Iran's Bushehr nuclear energy plant. Its isolation and tiny measurement belie the true possibility it poses to the West. To many observers, Transnistria is the North Korea of Europe.

Yet its new president has introduced a crafty coup of political advertising, appointing as his best ministers personable younger women just like the Facebook-savvy Cheryl Cole lookalike international Minister, sexing-up the republic's picture overseas, and utilizing their glitter to vague this the world over unrecognised non-state's shadowy prior. Now Western ambassadors and overseas ministers are queuing as much as meet them.

Rory MacLean and Nick Danziger, of Europe's so much intrepid travelers and chroniclers, record lifestyles within the simply kingdom on the earth to not have regarded the cave in of the Soviet Union. Readers will locate themselves actually again within the USSR… with a difference.

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