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LANGUAGE and IDENTITY: ‘Insurmountable Polarization’

In Moldova, the Soviet policy of Russification was highly successful, and there are few signs that its effects are being reversed. In a recent interview with Anne Nivat, Moldovan sociologist Tudor Danii explains how the country’s media landscape is connected to the polarization of society, with native-language media promoting Moldovan nation-building and Russian-language media acting to preserve Soviet culture