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Give Him 8 Minutes, He'll Give You Moldova!

One of the folks from our Moldovan Service brought this YouTube clip by Igor Cobileanski, called "When The Lights Go Out" and posted a full two years ago, to our attention. All you need to do to understand Moldova is watch this 8-minute film, she said.

It might just be the best thing you watch all year.

-- Andy Heil

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