RUSSIAN MP ON COMMUNISTS' VICTORY IN ELECTIONS IN MOLDOVA

The communists' victory in the parliamentary elections in Moldova resulted from "the population's deep dissatisfaction with the actions of the national-radicals", speaker of the Russian State Duma committee on international affairs Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti. The communists' victory is noteworthy by the fact that this has never happened in any of the former Soviet republics in recent time, he stressed. In Rogozin's words, "the national-radicals were widely represented in the former parliament of this republic". However, they could not come to terms either with the leaders of the self-proclaimed republic of Transdniestria or on internal aspects, in particular, on presidential elections. Those, who "have sufficient common sense and contacts and what is most important, understanding of the situation inside the republic in order to enter into a real dialogue with Russia" and try to engage Russia's influence in settling the ten-year crisis between Tiraspol (the capital of Transdniestria) and Chisinau, have come to power in Moldova, noted Rogozin. Among such people he cited communist leader Vladimir Voronin. Rogozin expressed the hope that the conflict between the two parts of the former single republic will be settled and Moldova "will be a stable democratic country, common for the residents of Transdniestria and the rest of Moldova. Such a state may become a serious and good partner for Russia and Belarus and in the long run, join the Union state, concluded Dmitry Rogozin.