'The Germans are keenly interested in their surroundings, their city, their government, and also what happens beyond their borders. History, and the future development of their country, are important to Germans. I think the Moldovans could learn a lot from the Germans – especially about playing an active part in the life of their society.'
Lives in: Chisinau, Moldova
Home country: Moldova
In Germany from: December 2012 to May 2014, in Regensburg
Research institute: The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), supported by the Georg Forster Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation