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Moldova is not a country where hate crime is a frequent phenomenon. On March 25, 2013, it was reported that a 59-year-old resident of Cociulia Nouă village, Leova district, was stabbed to death for demanding to talk to him in Romanian language. Two men met in a bar. One scolded another for a greeting in Russian. After the bar closed and everyone went home, the offended came to his neighbour and stabbed him with a knife, leading to instant death.

There were two statements of threats. The authors of those were nationalists (on February 7 it concerned A. Gutu , and on June 27 - V. Pavlichenko ), who clearly attempted to "gain points" as the victims. On February 7, Ana Gutu posted that following her statements that the education institutions with non-national instruction language should not be financed by the government, she was threatened and intimidated.

One xenophobic attack was noted in 2014. On January 19, unionist historian Vyacheslav Stavila tried to attack an opposition journalist Pavel Grigorciuk. Editor of GRENADA was taking photos of Mr Stavila, which the latter did not like. Stavila began to demand from the staff that they call the police. A brawl broke out, which was soon separated.

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