Moldova and the Puppet Master

His critics say he's a secretive oligarch who pulls all the strings in a country caught between Europe and Russia.

His supporters say he's a just a successful businessman-turned-politician with his country's best interests at heart.

But who is the man whom many know as Moldova's Puppet Master? And what lies behind murky allegations of blackmail, hitmen and a billion-dollar bank fraud?

In advance of Moldova's recent general election, we sent filmmakers Glenn Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna to find out.

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