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independent 2018-ongoing
Transnistria or PMR (Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Republic) one can see in an identity crisis. After the splitting off of Moldova, a small independent state named Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Republic has established between the eastern border of Moldova and Ukraine. PMR has its own national bank, parliament and passports. However, the state is not accepted by any other nation and as a consequence a passport with no international validity as such.
The consequence of this unapproved passport is that young people have to remain with the nationality of their parents in order to preserve e.g. the privilege of traveling. The feeling of home and security is difficult to maintain due to international pressure. The identity of those who have to choose a nation under duress is seriously distorted by the non-recognition of the country. On the one hand, the people position themselves unconditionally as an independent and constant country. On the other hand, as soon as the inhabitants of PMR cross a heavily guarded border they are governed by another nation. Recognizing this dilemma, among others the question of feeling at home without having an internationally recognized home has driven me to PMR.
... But days will go by, my dear, believe me one day we will lit up candles. They will warm us with their heat and call us to our lovely home, where we will fall asleep together. - Lydia