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Propaganda Romania

While living in Siberia in 1999, I became friends with a Russian family whom I would gladly visit each week for stories, singing, and …


Romania

After the shackles of the socialist regimes were broken, Eastern Europe took back the freedoms it had so long been denied. One of those …


Romania

Nicolae Ceauşescu’s elevation to the leadership of Socialist Romania in 1965 evoked a certain amount of hope, both at home and abroad. He denounced …


Romania

In the days of the Socialist Republic of Romania, while the nation’s leaders were striving to convince their people that “humanity’s golden dream” was …


Romania

It all started in the city of Timişoara on December 16, many kilometers from the country’s capital, Bucharest. “A revolution!” some cried. “A coup!” …


Hungary Romania

In December 1989, long-time Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu ordered the arrest and exile of a young Hungarian Calvinist Minister, Laszlo Tokes, for sermons “offensive …