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... have split into two groups. There is a village about 30 minutes away from Causeni called Baccealia where they want someone to come teach English to them. So for the first time for the village we were able to go and teach English to them. I have never taught English so I was a little nervous about these two weeks. The classroom setting with Svetlana was good. She has the classes broken down to how long they have been studying English and how good the are picking it up. Some of ...
... adorn the territory's flag, currency, police badges and public buildings and emblems. It may still be governed as essentially a dictatorship, but economically this is as far removed from a centralised Soviet system as is possible – there is clearly a lot of wealth here. The irony of China’s system (an uber-capitalist economy hiding behind the imagery and symbolism of communism) is not unique it seems. Our American host (he ...
... which are so much better than the roads in Moldova. Transnistria has also remained quite soviet. Soviet reminders are all around. Lenin statue, flag, a beautiful theatre, the hammer and sickle, you name it. As we walked around the Transnistria’s capital of Tiraspol, we felt like we were in a smaller version of Minsk.
When we first talked about travelling to Transnistria, we thought that it would be run down, soviet, and in shambles. When ...
... flag, national anthem, and a coat of arms. Because of the Russian military contingent present in Transnistria, it is considered under the effective control of Russia. Igor Smirnov was the President of Transnistria from the declaration of independence in 1991 until 2011. Supposedly, his family own the massive corporation (Sheriff) that controls everything from petrol, supermarkets, a mobile phone network, a TV station, to even the best football team in the country.
... included letting us touch stuff. Next i piked up a very old phone only for the bloody receiver part to drop off. In a millisecond I'd **** myself thinking, I am in a country that doesn't exist and no British consulate - YIKES!
But she laughed and then i noticed it had been sellotaped on. Phew!
Next we were told to sit at the desk and have pictures taken. You'd never get that in the UK!
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