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The House of Culture of a Transnistrian village has been renovated with European money

After a long time, the inhabitants of the village of Carmanova on the left bank of the Nistru celebrated the patronage of the House of Culture. It’s been built in 1970 and has never been repaired. In the nineties, the heating system was completely damaged. For the first time in 28 years, during the cold season, the holidays will be organized under appropriate conditions. The edifice was connected to the water supply, sewage and is equipped with a modern heating system.



“The village of Carmanova was founded 200 years ago by Germans, mostly from Germany and France (Alsace), as well as families from Poland and Hungary. The first name of the locality is Neudorf. Renovation of the cultural house in this village is of particular importance to the European Union and the Member States: it is a symbol of the common history with this territory and its locals and proof that this common history continues daily, including through the effort to improve conditions for the local population,” said Fabien Schaeffer, project manager within the European Union Delegation in the Republic of Moldova.

“Due to the constant temperature, paintings, costumes, and other items are kept under proper conditions. We have ten creative teams. We work in kinusayga techniques, “sand art”, and more. Dance, singing, and concerts will take place in comfortable conditions,” declared Natalia Stoian, head of the House of Culture.

The European Union has allocated EUR 150,795 for the renovation of the building. Carmanova House of Culture is one of over 80 infrastructure objects renovated through the European Union-funded “Support to Confidence Building Measures” program implemented by UNDP Moldova – a program which contributes to the consolidation of trust between the inhabitants of both sides of the Dniester River through their involvement in joint projects.


Transnistria exports more goods to Romania than to Russia



The data of the so-called Customs Committee of Transnistria show that the separatist region exported more in Romania than in the Russian Federation in the first half of 2019.

In January-March, Transnistria exported goods worth $20,000,000 to Romania and worth $19,500,000 to Russia.

Romania ranks first in terms of exports to the European Union, with a 47% share. Russia ranks first in exports to Eurasian Union countries, with a 95% share.

29% of total Transnistrian exports went to the European Union, in the first semester of 2019, while 14% of exports went to the Eurasian Union.

Nevertheless, Russia is at the forefront of imports in the Transnistrian region with $152,600,000. Transnistria imported goods in the amount of $10,900,000 from Romania.


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Representative of Ukraine in the 5 + 2 format: “Russia does not want a political solution on Transnistria”



The special representative of Ukraine in the Transnistrian settlement, Ambassador Viktor Krivanovski, believes that the Russian Federation is interested in maintaining the status quo of the Transnistrian conflict. The statement was made in a forum dedicated to the Transnistrian issue, Ukrinform reports.

“There is no process in the political settlement of the Transnistrian conflict. It is important for Russia to keep this outbreak of tension in the region,” the diplomat said.

According to Krijanovski, by perpetuating this outbreak of tension, Russia is hindering the normal development of the region.

The diplomat added that Ukraine is doing everything in its power to regulate the situation, including the creation of joint control points on the Transnistrian segment of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border.

Reminder: Ukraine, alongside the OSCE and Russia, is one of the mediators in the negotiation format on Transnistria 5 + 2. The US and the EU are observers. Chişinău and Tiraspol are direct negotiators.

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The Cryptorepublic of Transnistria. This is who controls the cryptocurrency business of the separatist region



Tiraspol has legalized the acquisition of cryptocurrency in January 2018, after the adoption of the Law on Blockchain Technology Development.

The Transnistrian Cryptocurrency Business has the main beneficiary Sheriff Holding and a former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, according to an investigation published by and signed by Ilie Gulca and Madalin Necsuzu. The acquisition of the equipment was carried out by a bank involved in the theft of the billion in Moldova. The actors and businesses involved in the scheme have businesses in the energy, telecommunication, internet in Crimea and in the West.

Technopark is based in the Business Center “Rossia”, one of the most modern buildings in Tiraspol, in contrast to the gray of Soviet architecture. This is a state-owned company that has its own cryptocurrency business. Anyone who wants to invest in cryptographic production in Transnistria must reach Technopark OJSC first. Hence, the potential investor is taken over by director Veaceslav Cernikevich, who takes care of all diligence.

This state-owned company intermediates the sale of electricity produced by the Moldavskaya GRES, owned by the Russian company Inter-Rao, and the Sheriff’s Tirotex-Energo Power Plant, the Moldovan Thermoelectric Power Plant.

All this works on the Russian gas supplied by SA Moldovagaz, on debt, on the left bank of the Dniester River. Tiraspol does not pay the spent gas, the entire debt, over $7,000,000,000, accruing to Moldovagaz.

According to a report of the Russian concert in September 2018, Moldovagaz’s debt to Gazprom amounted to over $6,000,000,000.

Over 90% of this debt is the debt of TAD Tiraspoltransgaz to Gazprom. Added to that, another $1,200,000,000 is given by Gazprom in December 2005 to an offspring company called Factoring Finance.

The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure has refused to disclose the value of SA Moldovagaz’s debt to Gazprom for gas consumed in the Transnistrian region.

At the same time, the representatives of the same ministry said that the Government of the Republic of Moldova does not assume its obligations towards external suppliers, even if the state owns 35.33% of the shares of Moldovagaz SA.

Thus, on the gas provided by Moldovagaz, on Tiraspol’s debt, the self-proclaimed authorities in Tiraspol tell the potential investors that they offer “the best conditions in the world” for acquiring cryptocurrency.

Tiraspol’s future plans are aimed at big targets. The ultimate goal is to exploit the maximum capacity of power generation by the Cuciurgan Power Plant, which currently operates at 17% capacity.

“We have a considerable reserve of electricity. Basically, we can produce up to 700-900 MWh. It’s a prospect that we can reach if there is a demand for it,” declared Betanov.

Andrei Betanov, 29, is the director of the Tiraspol investment agency who, with the help of Igor Ceaika’s role in organized the blockhouse on the left bank of the Dniester River. Andrei Betanov held important positions within the Ministry of Economy of the so-called Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. He was first head of the section responsible for strategic projects and then, of the State Service of Privatization of the Ministry of Economy in Tiraspol. He is a native of Bender and studied at the Slavonic University in Chisinau.

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