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About Maria Levcenco

Maria Levcenco is a Chișinău-based journalist, presenter and author of the weekly talk show Chestno Govorya on the private television channel RealitateaTV. Since 2013 she has worked as a foreign correspondent for the Russian-language service of Radio France Internationale (RFI) in the Republic of Moldova.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Moldova: new faces, old struggles

It’s been 20 years since Moldova has held direct elections for president. This Sunday, Moldovans go to the polls. Русский

Ilan Shor and the search for Moldova’s missing billion

This small-town “investor mayor” rose to fame in 2015. Now he’s behind bars. But the real story behind the arrest of one of Moldova’s most famous businessmen remains to be uncovered. Русский

Vlad Plahotniuc: Moldova’s man in the shadows

There’s not much we know for sure about oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc — except that he has his eye on Moldova’s presidency. Русский


Give back the vote

Against a background of mass protests, Moldova’s parliament has just approved a new government in record time. Русский


Protests in Chișinău: views from the tent towns

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After another large-scale protest in the Moldovan capital this Sunday, the Moldovan government has been presented with yet another ultimatum—this time from the pro-Russian opposition. на русском языке

Give back the billion

After a billion dollars went missing from Moldova’s banking system last year, people have turned out on the streets to protest the country’s oligarchic regime. на русском языке

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