Moldova and Soviet Union: Information from 1990 to present on the situation of ethnic Bulgarians in the Moldovan Republic of the Soviet Union and Moldova
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 February 1997|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ZZZ26148.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Moldova and Soviet Union: Information from 1990 to present on the situation of ethnic Bulgarians in the Moldovan Republic of the Soviet Union and Moldova, 1 February 1997, ZZZ26148.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abbe84.html [accessed 22 May 2013]|
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For information on the situation of ethnic Bulgarians in Moldova since its secession from the Soviet Union in 1991, please consult the attachments. Information on the situation of ethnic Bulgarians in the Moldovan Republic of the Soviet Union from 1990 until Moldova's secession could not be found among the additional sources consulted by the DIRB.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
BBC World Service [Moscow, in English]. 13 December 1994. "Foreign Relations; Bulgarian President Says Bulgarian Minority Enjoys 'Broadest Rights'." (BBC Summary 21 Dec. 1994/NEXIS)
The British Helsinki Human Rights Group, Oxford. March 1993. "Minority Rights in Moldova," pp. 1, 12-16.
Bulgarian Telegraph Agency [Sofia, in English]. 3 October 1994. "Foreign Relations; Moldovan President in Talks with Zhelev on Bilateral Ties." (BBC Summary 5 Oct. 1994/NEXIS)
_____. 23 June and 25 June 1992. "Bulgarian Government Concerned About Safety of Bulgarians in Dnestr Region." (BBC Summary 27 June 1992/NEXIS)
Infotag [Chisinau, in English]. 17 August 1995. "Prime Minister, Ethnic Minorities' Leaders Meet." (FBIS-SOV-95-161 17 Aug. 1995) [Internet] [Accessed 14 Feb. 1997]
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Research Institute. 19 August 1994. RFE/RL Research Report [Munich]. Vol. 3, No. 32. Vladimir Socor. "Five Countries Look at Ethnic Problems in Southern Moldova," pp. 19, 22, 23.
Reuters. 24 June 1992. BC Cycle. "Sofia Asks Moldova to Protect Ethnic Bulgarians." (NEXIS)
Additional Sources Consulted
Amnesty International Report. Yearly.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports.
Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly.
Minority Rights Group International Reports [London]. Occasional publications.
Nationalities Papers [Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK]. Quarterly.
News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.
RFE/RL Research Reports [Munich]. Weekly.
Transition [Prague]. Twice monthly.
Uncaptive Minds [New York]. Quarterly.
On-line search of media sources.
Two oral sources consulted did not provide information on the requested topic.
Unsuccessful attempts to contact other oral sources.