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Will EU Surround Russian-Speaking Island in Eastern Europe?

Moldova and Ukraine, two former Soviet republics, seem to be starting to work toward eventual membership in the European Union. But sandwiched between them is a breakaway splinter of a region that says "no." Transdniester is the Russian-speaking secessionist region of Moldova.   From a Russian Orthodox monastery, the bells ring out across flat farmland. In the capital, a Lenin statue greets visitors to the local Supreme Soviet. The central square is dominated by a statue of a ...

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