Mauro Mondello is a Sicilian freelance reporter, author, documentary filmmaker and 2020 Yale World Fellow.
Latest from Mauro Mondello
It’s almost as if Tiraspol got stuck in another time. The topography of the capital of Transnistria is a continuous reference to different, sometimes lesser-known, personalities of the Russian communist revolution, like an open-air museum showcasing relics from the Soviet era.
The future husband rapes the young woman shortly after having kidnapped her (it is estimated that there are 2,000 rapes preceding marriage a year), thus condemning her as his wife, for returning to her family after that would be a deep mark of shame.