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The Danube-Black Sea Canal

The Danube-Black Sea Canal

  • Published on: 26 May 2022
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On May 26, 1984, the Danube-Black Sea Canal is inaugurated, one of the prides of the communist era.

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The first free elections since 1937

The first free elections since 1937

  • Published on: 20 May 2022
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May 20, 1990 - Five months after the 1989 Revolution, Romania holds its first free and democratic elections since World War II.

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Mulberry leaves and silkworms

Mulberry leaves and silkworms

  • Published on: 14 May 2022
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Inspired by China's success, the Communists introduced a new "voluntary" contribution to pioneer organizations: raising silkworms.

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Steaua Bucureşti football team wins the European Champions Cup

Steaua Bucureşti football team wins the European Champions Cup

  • Published on: 8 May 2022
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May 7, 1986 was a day dedicated to the preparation of the 65th anniversary of the Romanian Communist Party, founded on May 8, 1921.

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The first postage stamps with the face of Nicolae Ceausescu appeared in North Korea

The first postage stamps with the face of Nicolae Ceausescu appeared in North Korea

  • Published on: 29 April 2022
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During the communist regime, there was a custom that the stamps issued in Romania did not include portraits of living people.

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From the west...

From the west...

  • Published on: 17 November 2021
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That day, through the open garage door, I noticed half of the clean white Oltcit and next to it, as if out of place, a large pile of scrap paper.

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The light has been taken away!

The light has been taken away!

  • Published on: 11 November 2021
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I don’t have communist nostalgia. I also remember well what the neighborhoods looked like when you came home in the evening, while the electricity was off...

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 The dolls, the fountain and the föhn

The dolls, the fountain and the föhn

  • Published on: 3 November 2021
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I remember that I received some nice dolls with ruffles, with kerchiefs and some gorgeous dresses. One was blonde, the other one brunette. One had long hair, the other one short hair.

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The taste of freedom in a country devoid of freedom

The taste of freedom in a country devoid of freedom

  • Published on: 27 October 2021
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My story of today, which I put in the museum next to the memory of my grandfather near a tube radio, is the story of all those who listened to Radio Free Europe under communism [...]

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With the flashlight and portable transistor on the trip!

With the flashlight and portable transistor on the trip!

  • Published on: 20 October 2021
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A story about high school years, romance and investigation novels..

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We didn’t go to the store, we went to stand in line...

We didn’t go to the store, we went to stand in line...

  • Published on: 6 October 2021
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In my opinion, the line is a symbol of the ’80s. My parents told me that in the ’70s they found quite a lot of products at the market and in the restaurants.

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The window with porcelain figurines

The window with porcelain figurines

  • Published on: 22 September 2021
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Present in the homes of all those whom I met before '89 and long after, the Porcelain Figurines Window was at its best, a trophy of wellbeing or of joy of being added the latest [...]

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My grandfather was a communist until he was not

My grandfather was a communist until he was not

  • Published on: 20 July 2021
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An interesting story about how communism shattered many dreams. The country life, the work of the land, living in a household together with the other brothers, each one with their family... all this paled in [...]

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The pickup and the desire to travel the world ...

The pickup and the desire to travel the world ...

  • Published on: 19 July 2021
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I was born in the early ‘80s and my childhood years were the last years of communism for Romania.

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WHY TALES OF COMMUNISM MUSEUM?

WHY TALES OF COMMUNISM MUSEUM?

  • Published on: 17 June 2021
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Why do we hate to wait in a queue? Who is Father Cold? Why would our grandparents keep empty deodorant sprays on the mantel in the livingroom? Why would most of us have a glass [...]

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