Saturday, April 02, 2022


The Gagauz are a Turkic speaking but Orthodox Christian people mainly living near the Ukrainian border in Moldova.  Enjoying a degree of autonomy within Moldova: their fear has been that Moldova would be subsumed within the Romanian state;  their desire that they could find a home within the Russian Federation.  The current events in Ukraine make this wish a possibility.  If the Russians do absorb the Black Sea coast up to Moldova then the Gagauz and Bulgarian speaking borderlands could easily end up in Russia; with Moldova itself uniting with Romania.

Anyway, here is a popular Gagauz song.

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