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  • Correcting Romania's record on 'takeovers' [Letter]

    Transylvania united with Romania of its own accord in December 1918 ("Romania no stranger to takeovers," April 2). This took place at an assembly, freely elected by secret and universal suffrage where 1,228 delegates unanimously voted to join Romania. (For many years, Romanians, who always formed the majority of the population, were not necessarily opposed to living in Austria-Hungary but when that country found itself at war against Romania in 1916, they took a decisive turn toward union with their ethnic kin.) Soon after, the province's Saxon minority ratified the union. This was then internationally recognized by the Trianon Treaty in June 1920.
  • What will become of the Tatars? [Commentary]

    What will become of the Tatars? [Commentary]
    Russia annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea region, despite the fact that a significant minority of the Crimean population are not ethnically Russian nor interested in joining the Russian Federation. Approximately 12 percent of the Crimean population...

    Romania no stranger to takeovers [Letter]

    Regarding James Rosapepe's recent commentary ("The Romanians were (partly) right," March 28), I want to add some additional information. For Romania to criticize the Russian seizure of Crimea is like the pot calling the kettle black. Romania had its own...

    They told me so. [Commentary]

    They told me so. [Commentary]
    'I told you so.' That's what I'm sure most of my Romanian friends would tell me about Russia's heavy handed assault on Ukraine — if they weren't so polite. Almost from the day I arrived in Bucharest in February 1998 (when Boris Yeltsin, not...

    Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of

    Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of
    Today's Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded to Canadian Alice Munro, is a departure from recent prizes. More often than not, the judges have appeared intent on raising awareness of authors who have toiled largely outside the American media marketing...