Reviews SOUNDINGS

Climate of fear

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7488.427-a (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:427
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    When it was part of the former Soviet Union, Moldova was called Moldavia. Now it prefers the Romanian version of its name. Most people have heard of it but, uniquely among European nations, nobody knows where it is. Go straight on past Transylvania and you can't miss it.

    Of course I went by plane. Checking in for Chisinau, the capital, I saw my bag disappearing down the conveyer, apparently labelled for Kiev. There followed one of those embarrassing …

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