The instantly-recognisable brand has become a collateral victim of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
With government help, hundreds of strategic enterprises have moved to the safer west of the country. Smaller businesses, however, have to fend for themselves.
Geopolitics and lack of long-term vision threaten the country’s food security.
Moscow is accused of using hunger as a weapon as it blocks ports, bombs storage facilities and takes grain reserves.
Russia accounts for 40 per cent of financial outlay, and some companies are already suffering.
Chisinau has not imposed sanctions on Russia, but is looking into economic alternatives to Moscow.
Millions from all over the region have historically travelled there to work, with their remittances playing a significant part in many countries’ economies.
Svaneti residents turned to ancient rituals to fight electricity shortages caused by virtual currencies.
Business and private individuals hope to escape the consequences of Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
A weak currency and high inflation spells trouble for the Central Asian country’s economy.