Seriously. From the Frequently Asked Questions about Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica page on its tourist website comes this gem:
Moldova badmouths PMR all the time. Should I go?
Yes. Visit Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublica and discover the truth. PMR may not be paradise on earth but it is certainly not Dante’s inferno either.
The country overview page beckons with this:
“Pridnestrovie may not be the first holiday spot on your list, but as a tourist destination this unspoilt young country is not bad at all.”
And just in case you’re not convinced you should visit the self-styled Russian-speaking republic wedged between Ukraine and Moldova,” … life in Pridnestrovie is fairly normal … ”
Oh, and don’t worry — according to Lonely Planet as long as you’re there between October and April you should be able to get hot water.