A statue of Vladimir Lenin outside the Supreme Soviet building in Tiraspol, Transnistria, an unofficial nation carved out of Moldova that is the last bastion of Soviet communism. Picture: Shutterstock

Exploring Moldova, Europe’s poorest and least visited country, where Soviet communism has made a last stand

  • Known for its wine, Moldova, austere and landlocked, welcomes fewer visitors than any other country in Europe
  • In Stalinist Transnistria, an unofficial state carved out of the country, there is a police officer for every citizen
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A statue of Vladimir Lenin outside the Supreme Soviet building in Tiraspol, Transnistria, an unofficial nation carved out of Moldova that is the last bastion of Soviet communism. Picture: Shutterstock
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