Moldova: Communism - Is It Really Over Now?
On June 12, 2012, Moldovas parliament condemned [ro] the Soviet totalitarian communist regime and prohibited the use of the communist symbols, the hammer and sickle. This move is long overdue, as it comes more than 20 years after Moldova gained independence in 1991. The society is still divided on the issue, however - which is not surprising, considering that between 2001-2009 the country was governed by an overwhelming Communist majority, which lured its electorate with nostalgic Soviet symbols.
Online reactions to the verdict of the Moldovan parliament vary significantly.
Collage by Eugeniu Luchianiuc, used with permission