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April 5, 2005 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
The pro-Western president of Moldova won reelection by Parliament on Monday in a vote marking a fresh setback to Russia's policies in post-Soviet states. President Vladimir Voronin's solid victory with 75 votes in Moldova's 101-seat legislature consolidates a shift by the country of 4.4 million people toward closer ties with the European Union and the United States.
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April 8, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez
The poverty-racked European nation of Moldova slid into chaos Tuesday as thousands of stone-hurling youths demonstrating against what they said were rigged national elections overran key government buildings. Police were unable to keep protesters from ransacking the building in the capital, Chisinau, that houses the legislature and storming the offices of President Vladimir Voronin. It was unclear whether Voronin was in the building at the time.
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April 8, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez
The poverty-racked European nation of Moldova slid into chaos Tuesday as thousands of stone-hurling youths demonstrating against what they said were rigged national elections overran key government buildings. Police were unable to keep protesters from ransacking the building in the capital, Chisinau, that houses the legislature and storming the offices of President Vladimir Voronin. It was unclear whether Voronin was in the building at the time.
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April 5, 2005 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
The pro-Western president of Moldova won reelection by Parliament on Monday in a vote marking a fresh setback to Russia's policies in post-Soviet states. President Vladimir Voronin's solid victory with 75 votes in Moldova's 101-seat legislature consolidates a shift by the country of 4.4 million people toward closer ties with the European Union and the United States.
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April 9, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The president of Moldova accused Romania of backing violent anti-Communist protesters who stormed his office and Parliament, leaving dozens injured and about 200 arrested. President Vladimir Voronin's comments raised tensions between the two countries, which are linked through language and history but have followed diverging paths since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Romania's Foreign Ministry rejected the accusations. Police regained control of Parliament and the presidential office building from protesters.
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March 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
The ruling Communists, former allies of Russia now turned toward the West, held an early lead in Sunday's parliamentary election, an exit poll showed. The Communists had 40% of the vote, followed by the centrist Democratic Moldova Bloc with 29% and the center-right Popular Christian Democratic Party with 14%, according to the poll funded by two independent TV stations. Moldova is sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania.
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July 17, 2001 | Associated Press
Just days before Chinese President Jiang Zemin is to visit this debt-ridden country, officials said they are struggling to ensure that the capital's main street is lighted for the important guest. "We hope to find funds so that the Stefan the Great Boulevard can be lighted from 19th to 20th July when the Chinese president is in the capital," Deputy Mayor Anatol Turcanu said Monday. Moldova, nestled between Ukraine and Romania, is among the poorer former Soviet republics.
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May 30, 1987 | ZAN STEWART
While it didn't exactly live up to the letter of its name, the Leningradski Dixieland Jazz Band played with such spirit in its Los Angeles debut Thursday night that nobody cared. Playing before about 400 fans in El Pequeno Ballroom at the Marriott Hotel near LAX, the seven-piece ensemble worked as much in the style of the small groups of the swing era as it did the two-beat stuff we associate with Dixieland.
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May 25, 1989 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
The Leningrad Dixieland Band first toured the United States two years ago, playing a glad-notes variation on glasnost in the form of such ancient folk melodies as "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Memphis Blues." The nine-man group is back again for a six-week tour that began in British Columbia and centers on appearances at the annual monster rally of traditional music, the Dixieland Jazz Jubilee in Sacramento over Memorial Day weekend. The tour will end in Washington on June 17. Tuesday night, in town for a Wednesday taping of the Johnny Carson show (they appeared on the program with great success in 1987)
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May 25, 1987 | LEONARD FEATHER
To look at them in their white T-shirts and slacks, or to listen as they cruised through "Royal Garden Blues" and "Sweet Georgia Brown," you would swear they were one of those true-to-tradition bands from San Francisco or Stockton or Vero Beach, Fla. Only the bilingual logos on their shirts gave them away: This was the Leningradski Dixieland Ensemble, making its American debut.
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March 8, 2005 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
Moldova's ruling Communists, who came to power four years ago on a pro-Moscow platform but now favor stronger ties with Europe, won a majority of seats in a parliamentary election, according to official results Monday. The Communist Party tally of 46% in Sunday's 15-party race was projected to give it 56 of 101 parliamentary seats, enough to form the government in Europe's poorest country.
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April 4, 1998 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fed up with unfulfilled promises of looming prosperity, Ukrainians have chosen a fractious kaleidoscope of politicians to fill their next legislature, a move that will likely deepen the political paralysis gripping their country. In neighboring Moldova, voters this week were swayed by nostalgia for the stable poverty of the Soviet era and gave Communists a fresh chance to rule.
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