The Digital Journalist
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MOLDOVA. Transdniester. 2004. Steel mill: Despite the nationalist rhetoric of the breakaway war with Moldova in 1992, critics of Transdniester see their quest for independence as a power grab by factory chiefs and the economic elite of the region. Nearly all of Moldova's heavy industry was located in the Transdniester region, and Transdniestrian independence is catastrophic for Moldova.