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Moldovan Parliament Bans Communist Symbols

A student holds up a sign during an anticommunist demonstration in Chisinau in 2009.
A student holds up a sign during an anticommunist demonstration in Chisinau in 2009.
Moldova's parliament has banned the use of communist symbols and condemned crimes committed by the communist regime in the former Soviet republic of Moldova.

The move means that the Communist Party will have to replace its Soviet-era hammer and sickle with a new emblem.

The Communist Party -- which has 36 deputies in parliament -- did not take part in the vote and walked out as a sign of  protest.

Communist Party leader Vladimir Voronin said his party would challenge the law in the Constitutional Court.

The move could also complicate efforts to settle the long-running dispute with Moldova's breakaway Transdniester region, which continues to use communist-era symbols.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and Interfax
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by: Ionas Aurelian Rus from: USA
July 15, 2012 22:43

One has to salute this move by a majority in the Moldovan parliament. It is long overdue.

Ionas Aurelian Rus
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by: kane from: australia
July 17, 2012 15:00
Why shouldnt people be allowed to draw a star and color it red.

This is insane restrictions on freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

Most of the anti-comunists who claim the communists did bad things to them are envious of the victim status (they see it as, not the jews themselves) of the holocaust victims the jews and so want to get some of that victim sympathy for themselves and so invent these crimes committed against them, like the hollander in ukraine.

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