Vladimir, Smirnov junior, is football crazy. He decided, a few years ago, that Trans-Dniester - where average per capita incomes are less than $550 (£300) a year - needed one of Europe's finest football stadiums.
And here it stands - outdoor and indoor pitches, a hotel, enough training grounds to stage a mini world cup - all unused for much of the time.
"These people are crazy," repeats Georghe.
You're telling me! Great article by Kieran Cooke.