Iurie Rosca, politician and journalist
Iurie Rosca was born in 1961 in Telenesti, Republic of Moldova. He was, for several years, president of the Christian Democratic People’s Party (PPCD) of the Republic of Moldova. He was Vice-President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova (1998-2001 and 2005-2009), former Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova (June – September 2009).
At the local elections on May 23, 1999, he was a candidate from the PPCD for the position of General Mayor of Chisinau, being surpassed by Serafim Urechean (the winner of the election) and by the candidate of the united bloc of the left communists.
Between 2002-2004, the Christian Democratic People’s Party as a strong supporter of the idea of unification with Romania, protested against the communist leadership when the well-known “town of freedom” was organized. However, on April 4, 2005, the 11 MP’s of the PPCD led by Iurie Rosca voted for the election of Vladimir Voronin as President of the Republic of Moldova. This “tactical“ move ensured for Rosca high positions in the state for a period but in 2009 he was totally removed from the active political life.
During the last years of active political activity, Rosca was repeatedly accused of being close to Russia and of being an agent of the Russian secret services.
Currently, Iurie Rosca positions himself as a follower of traditionalism, conservative doctrine, Euroscepticism, economic nationalism and anti-globalism.
In recent years he developed closed ties and connections with Aleksandr Dughin, an active Kremlin political analyst and strategist who has become known for his radical views, including fascist. Dughin has close relations with Kremlin decision-makers and the Russian Special Military Services (GRU), being the front-man of the Bolshevik National Party, the Bolshevik National Front and the Eurasian Party. Rosca accompanied Dughin on several visits to Romania, but also to other countries. Dughin used public occasions to declare that “Iurie Rosca is a real friend of Russia.
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