The state is a natural phenomenon that appears in a natural way, while the Republic of Moldova is an artificial state built by others, not by the people themselves, from inside. Everything comes from outside. The Soviet Empire needed to create an autonomous republic and then to create based on this a uninominal republic that ultimately became an independent state, writer Vladimir Beșleagă, a member of the first Parliament of Moldova, stated in the public debate “Political culture of Moldovan society: current state and trendies” that is the 100th of the series “Developing political culture through public debates”, organized by IPN Agency and Radio Moldova.
He noted that if the Romanian people consider they are the successors of the Romans, why do they forget that they appeared as a result of the occupation by the Romans? “Why is this forgotten? There are persons who say: you obeyed the occupants, but didn’t obey the small ones who were occupied. This is the enigma of our nation. The second enigma is why Stephan the Great conceded Moldova to the Turks when he saw that he can no longer defend it. Why did Cantemir come and concede it to the Russians? Why?” asked writer Vladimir Beșleagă. “This state does not unite and does not grow mature as it oscillates and joins one side or another one”.
Vladimir Beșleagă stated that when he was a member of Parliament, one third of MPs were unionists and promoted the unionist direction, but the Nistru war mixed things up. “I said that this part of the Romanian territory cannot exist if only as a Russian gubernia or a Romanian one and there is no other alternative. But years passed, decades passed and the state exists as a particular force is interested in its existence. We speak about Transnistria as about a black hole, but is a small black hole, while Moldova is a big black hole through which international schemes are implemented. That stolen US$ 1 billon was only the smoke. US$ 20-25 billion that came from Russia was laundered through our state. How can a state become involved in such affairs if it is not a black hole?” asked the writer.
In the context of the debated theme, Vladimir Beșleagă spoke about his trilogy “Terrible times”. He said this novel was printed in very specific conditions. The idea of the book appeared in 1974, when he wrote in a notebook that the destiny of chronicler Miron Costinis an interesting subject. He then considered the book would be an analogy of what happened in the 17th century and the 20th century. In the trilogy, Miron Costin appears as a prince of thinking, culture who wasn’t accepted by a ruler. The novel describes yet society on the whole, the destiny of a nation, not only of a man.
“The book speaks about wealthy people, peasants, monks, priests and ordinary people. Why? Because I thought in that period that our population does not know the national history at all. The national history was ignored. Though the agency of this book, I wanted to arouse interest in the national history. Then the national history started from the Great October Revolution, from the foundation of the Moldova Soviet Socialist Republic. My goal was to popularize the national history,” said the writer.
Vladimir Beșleagă noted the novel is an anthology that corresponds to the current historical period. “In society, there were two ruling parties – the philo-Turkish one that supported the then Turkish empire and the philo-Polish party that dreamt of removing the agrarians. Miron Costin distanced himself from the Ottoman Empire and associated himself with the Polish power, the Polish kingdom. He was filo-Polish as he grew and developed in that environment,” concluded the writer.
Representatives of the Democratic Party and the Party of Socialists were also invited to the debate, but the invitation was rejected.
The debate “Political culture of Moldovan society: current state and trendies” forms part of the series of public debates staged by IPN News Agency and Radio Moldova as part of the project “Developing political culture through public debates” that is supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany.