Maia Sandu came to power in Moldova by promising social unity. But as her popularity declines, she and her party may be reverting to divide and rule. Russian interests in destabilizing the country are real but of limited impact. The greater threats to democracy in Moldova are endogenous.
Former editor-in-chief of Kommersant Moldova and founder of the online publication NewsMaker.md. Currently Moldova correspondent for Kommersant Russia and TV Rain, based in Chișinău. Member of the editorial board of the platform Ost-West Monitoring.