• The Red Line

Episode 06. Transnistria (Europe's Last Soviet Republic)

Listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Libsyn RSS


Between Moldova and Ukraine lies the breakaway republic of Transnistria the last nation to hold the hammer and sickle upon its flag, this unrecognized nation doesn't exist on any map but does hold the entire balance of power in Eastern Europe. This is the last barrier between the encroachment of the EU and the heartlands of Russia, so to better understand this breakaway republic we turn to 3 expert witnesses.


Tyrone Shaw

  • University of Northern Vermont

Dmitri Tokarev

  • University of Tiraspol

Kristaps Andrejsons

  • Host of the Eastern Border Podcast

The Red Line's Transnistria Reading List:

We’ve put together some further reading for those of you looking for more resources to help you get across the geopolitics of Transnistria.



For episode transcripts, monthly geopolitics Q&A’s, member-only videos and to support the show, check out our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/theredlinepodcast