What Next for Moldova’s Minorities after Crimea?

Prina, F. (2014) What Next for Moldova’s Minorities after Crimea? Discussion Paper. European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg.

Prina, F. (2014) What Next for Moldova’s Minorities after Crimea? Discussion Paper. European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg.

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Abstract

This Issue Brief examines the possible consequences of Russia's annexation of Crimea on Moldova and its national minorities. It further reflects on the factors that hinder greater integration of persons belonging to minorities, and the expression of minority identity in Moldova/Transnistria. The Issue Brief argues there are two indirect consequences of the annexation of Crimea by Russia. First, the annexation deepens the polarization between the pro-Russia and pro-EU camps in Moldova, which manifests itself in multiple ruptures within Moldovan society. Second, such a polarization furthers a tendency to marginalize (non-Russian) minorities, which implies a reduction of the spaces for the articulation of minority concerns and the expression of minority identity.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information:ECMI Brief #33
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Prina, Dr Federica
Authors: Prina, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Publisher:European Centre for Minority Issues

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