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Russia's Moldova Policy: Soft Power at the Service of Realpolitik?

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This memo focuses on the intricacies of Russia’s policies towards Moldova in the aftermath of the electoral victory of the Alliance for European Integration (AEI). The defeat of the Communist Party of Moldova in the repeat parliamentary election of 2009 and the resignation of President Vladimir Voronin have deeply challenged Russia’s position in this geographically small, yet politically very important, country. It has also made Moscow reshape its policies toward Chisinau. [...]

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Visiting Professor, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
University of Tartu, Estonia