July 16th, 2019

And then there was one

The New York Times ran a good piece on the fate of Moldova in a nutshell:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/world/europe/moldova-eastern-europe-population-decline.html?fbclid=IwAR1paHcZD7zONwh5XZce5SzpsYMfCKSiX55aGozCdobZ-vuiZh-gix6jaXQ

"Yet, for all his loneliness, Mr. Muntean says there is a kind of joy to the peace and solitude. He grows his own vegetables and makes his own honey. He lives among nature, disturbed only by the sound of his geese, in a valley he describes as a kind of heaven.

Besides, Mr. Muntean doesn’t always feel so alone when he sits in his cluttered farmyard — next to his chicken coops, his greenhouses and his broken-down Lada — and gazes up at the village graveyard."

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