Soviet Union has fallen, there is no way communism can be restored again, the new ruling elite gloat in countries that were once part of that setup.
But poverty, prostitution and crime thrive like never before in that region. Young girls are the worst victims of the churning.
On a per capita basis Modolva, a small piece of territory near Ukraine, has earned the invidious distinction of being Europes top exporter of sex slaves.
The Republic of Moldova (formerly Moldavia) is a landlocked country of hilly plains lying west of the Carpathian Mountains between the Prut and Dniester (Dnestr) Rivers.The country is sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine. Chiinu (formerly Kishinev) is its capital and largest city.
Moldova is one of the poorest countries in the region despite recent progress.. It enjoys a favorable climate and good farmland but has no major mineral deposits. As a result, the economy depends heavily on agriculture. Although it returned to positive growth in 2000, (6.8% in 2004), the economy remains vulnerable to higher fuel prices, poor agricultural weather, and the skepticism of foreign investors.
U.S. State Dept Trafficking in Persons Report, June, 2007, says Moldova is a major source, and to a lesser extent, a transit country for women and girls trafficked for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation.
Moldovan women are trafficked to Turkey, Israel, the U.A.E., Ukraine, Russia, Cyprus, Greece, Albania, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Portugal, and Austria. Girls and young women are trafficked internally from rural areas to Chisinau.
The small breakaway region of Transnistria in eastern Moldova is outside the central government's control and remains a significant source and transit area for trafficking in persons.
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