Trans-Dniester: The disputed ‘smuggler’s haven’ ruled by Moldovan ‘football kings’

“Ask not what Trans-Dniester can do for you – ask what you can do for Trans-Dniester.”We’re driving down Andriy Smolensky’s favourite street. It’s the only one in Tiraspol that doesn’t cause his Land Rover to bounce and rattle over potholes and broken concrete.”They’ve used a new technology to make it like this,” he says, almost…

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