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Parliament of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Pridnestrovie).


Via A Fistful of Euros, I discovered the existence of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (aka Transnistria). Its website is, as he says;

Like glimpsing an alternate universe where the USSR survived into the age of the internet

It's hard to believe the whole thing is not an elaborate hoax. All of those photos of officials in the classic "General Secretary of the Communist Party" pose. It's wonderful.

Where else (outside Bill Clinton's holiday destination) can you read such prose as this?

On  September 2, 1990, the second  Extraordinary congress of People's Deputies of all levels of Pridnestrovie «expressing the will of the multinational  population of Pridnestrovie expressed at the referendums and meetings of citizens» between 1989 and 1990, respecting and recognizing the rights to sovereignty and self-determination of all peoples of Pridnestrovie, understanding the historical responsibility for the fate of the Pridnestrovian people with their historical culture and traditions and with a view to creating conditions for preserving the Moldavian nation being guided by the article 2 of the Constitution of the USSR establishing sovereignty of the people the Second Extraordinary congress of people’s deputies of all levels of Pridnestrovie proclaimed the formation of a sovereign state of Pridnestrovian Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic as a part of the renewed Union.
Finally, a place Renfrewshire's Councillor Terry Kelly would feel at home.