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109,880. Moldova, sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Two-thirds of the people were of Romanian descent and wanted closer ties with neighbours to the west. But the eastern side of the country wanted to retain close links with Ukraine and Russia. War broke out and the east split to form Transnistria, a new country which even now remains unrecognised by the rest of the world. (Transnistria & Moldova) Simon Reeve, Holidays in the Danger Zone: Places that Don’t Exist II: Transnistria
109,882. Young adults have gone abroad in search of work. (Transnistria & Moldova) ibid.
109,881. I consider Moldova one of the best kept secrets on earth, in fact. And I am not alone. Kevin Stillmock, American cable television entrepreneur