Controversy over Transnistrian "central bank"

FEATURE - The National Bank of Moldova denies the legitimacy of the "central bank" of the self-proclaimed "Trans-Dniester Republic". But in the breakaway republic, not recognised by any other country in the world, the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank performs the standard duties of any other central bank.

There is controversy among the central banking community. In the eastern reaches of what most people accept to be Moldova, there exists a separatist group consisting mainly of Ukrainians and