Transdniester-back in USSR

Group of women chatting in front of Sheriff supermarket in Grigoriopol, Transdniester. April 27, 2007. Sheriff is a company owned by family of Transdniester's president Igor Smirnoff. Sheriff company owns chains of petrol stations, supermarkets, telecomunication company and casinos. Transdniester- a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Ukraine and Moldova broke away from the Soviet Union just before USSR collapsed, officialy it is part of Moldova but after bloody civil war in 1990 it proclaimed independence.  Its self proclaimed independence is not recognized by any country in the world. Presently Transdniester is a living museum of life in USSR. It is also well known as a hotbed for international organized crime.
Group of women chatting in front of Sheriff supermarket in Grigoriopol, Transdniester. April 27, 2007. Sheriff is a company owned by family of Transdniester's president Igor Smirnoff. Sheriff company owns chains of petrol stations, supermarkets, telecomunication company and casinos. Transdniester- a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Ukraine and Moldova broke away from the Soviet Union just before USSR collapsed, officialy it is part of Moldova but after bloody civil war in 1990 it...
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