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At 20 years of independence, historical politics of Moldova swings between two - poles" of evil

22.08.2011     1503 
Gradul ştiinţific: MA in Political Sciences, Political analyst

20 years anniversary of the Independence of Moldova represents a moment of reflection that obliges us to discuss the main topics of our foreign policy. One of its guidelines was historical politics, ascertains the expert of IDIS - Viitorul," Cornel Ciurea, in the 34th edition of the Foreign Policy Statewatch. This edition is entitled - Historic policy in the Republic of Moldova -“ an unfulfilled obsession".

Historical politics was not reflected in any major foreign policy document, being an objective that was not consciously assumed by politicians in power. However it manifested itself spontaneously and chaotic, considers the political scientist Cornel Ciurea: - This kind of politics rather became the privilege of opposition and of a minority in governmental vaults. Unlike Ukraine and Poland which have always targeted Russia as the - pole of evil", Moldova has always identified two - bad guys" -“ Russia and Romania."

This contraposition is the best described by - war of holidays" -“ 1 December, National Day of Romania, which is the opposite to 2 December, which according to the Communist Party from Moldova represents the day of Moldovan State foundation in 1917, a state which entered in USSR after a period of - annexation" by Romania and opposition between Victory Day on 9 May and 9 May Day of Europe on one hand, but also 28 June, Day of "Soviet occupation"  in 1940", on the other hand.

"War of historians" for the name and content of an appropriate history course for Moldovas essence, demonstrates that in this matter neither of parties was victorious, considers the expert of IDIS - Viitorul": - This is the consequence of failed efforts to assign a clear and strengthened identity for Moldovan State. Under these circumstances, writing the history of Moldovan people represents a task for the future."

Namely this duplicity, when two competing historical codes have settled in the collective mentality of Moldovan people explains that many actions undertaken by authorities in this field have never been led to an end.   Thus, by circumstantial interactions and diplomatic strategies, Republic of Moldova attempted to assert full sovereignty. However, it never managed to accomplish it till the end, considers Cornel Ciurea from IDIS "Viitorul".

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