Vol. 6 nr. 11 | 2013 – East-West Strategic Corridor: the Case of the Republic of Moldova
The East-West strategic corridor encompasses a territory that could largely be defined as „ex-Soviet space”. It is obvious that the East-West strategic corridor can become functional only if the states on whose territory it passes will be predictable, stable and sovereign. Until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, on this space there was an authoritarian political regime that promoted policies aiming the creation of „Soviet people”. The „Soviet people” were to become a homogeneous mass. The Soviet economic system was a hyper centralized administrative-command system. The union center unilaterally decided on the location of various economic objects and subjects. This was also valid for the infrastructure of the energy sector (i.e. gas pipeline system).