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By Rory Maclean,Nick Danziger

Ian Fleming couldn't have imagined a greater position to set a mystery: an upstart mini-state at the fringe of Europe, Transnistria is a nowhereland, a Soviet museum occupied through Russian peace-keepers close to the Black Sea. Its oligarchs in Adidas tracksuits hunt wild boar with AK-47s. Its teenagers educate for revolution on the Che Guevara highschool of Political management. Its mystery factories have provided fingers to Chechnya and electric cable to Iran's Bushehr nuclear energy plant. Its isolation and tiny dimension belie the genuine possibility it poses to the West. To many observers, Transnistria is the North Korea of Europe.

Yet its new president has introduced a crafty coup of political advertising and marketing, appointing as his most sensible ministers personable younger ladies just like the Facebook-savvy Cheryl Cole lookalike international Minister, sexing-up the republic's photograph out of the country, and utilizing their glitter to vague this the world over unrecognised non-state's shadowy previous. Now Western ambassadors and international ministers are queuing as much as meet them.

Rory MacLean and Nick Danziger, of Europe's so much intrepid visitors and chroniclers, rfile existence within the basically kingdom on the earth to not have recognized the cave in of the Soviet Union. Readers will locate themselves really again within the USSR… with a difference.

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