September 14, 2008
Friends kindly sent me the excellent article Kay Mills wrote on Moldova ["Moldova's Going Underground," July 20]. I am well acquainted with the country, having served as U.S. ambassador there from 1995 to 1998 and visited regularly thereafter. Mills' article reflects the Moldova I know. I would recommend it to anyone planning a trip to this corner of Europe. John Todd Stewart Sun Valley, Idaho
August 28, 1991 |
The small Soviet republic of Moldova declared its independence Tuesday, hastening the breakup of the Soviet Union. Seven of the 15 Soviet republics have now declared independence. The Moldovan Parliament unanimously proclaimed the small republic of 4.3 million people to be a "sovereign, independent, free and democratic" state, and it instructed the republic's government to begin immediate negotiations for the republic's secession and the withdrawal of Soviet forces.
November 5, 1997 |
Internet users who were burned by a scheme that surreptitiously connected their computers to telephone numbers for the country of Moldova will get $2.74 million in refunds for long-distance charges, the Federal Trade Commission said. The FTC said the refunds are part of two settlements it reached with several firms and individuals who used a supposedly free software program to connect more than 38,000 consumers to costly international phone numbers--in effect hijacking their computer modems.
September 11, 1991
The ethnic Russian minority in the Romanian-speaking republic was forming militia units to protect itself, the independent Russian Information Agency reported. GEORGIA About 1,000 demonstrators demanding the resignation of Georgian President Zviad Gamsakfurdia built barricades around the headquarters of the opposition National Independence Party in Tbilisi to defend it. Counter-demonstrators staged their own rally in front of Georgia's Parliament, according to news reports.
December 1, 1990 |
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev canceled a planned trip Friday to the troubled southwestern republic of Moldova, where he was hoping to ease ethnic tensions and dissuade separatists, the official Tass news agency said. The one-day trip to Kishinev, announced only Thursday, would have been Gorbachev's first visit to a Soviet republic outside the Russian Federation since a politically uncomfortable stop in Lithuania in January.
April 20, 1994 |
The U.S. national soccer team hopes to improve on its 1-1 draw against Moldova last Saturday, as the teams again today at Davidson College. The U.S. (1-2-7) held the lead through much of the first game but Moldova tied it on a penalty kick. Midfielder Claudio Reyna, the U.S.'s youngest player, will get his first start. Tony Meola will be in goal.