The Danube-Black Sea Canal
On May 26, 1984, the Danube-Black Sea Canal is inaugurated, one of the prides of the communist era.Read more
The first free elections since 1937
May 20, 1990 - Five months after the 1989 Revolution, Romania holds its first free and democratic elections since World War II.Read more
Mulberry leaves and silkworms
Inspired by China's success, the Communists introduced a new "voluntary" contribution to pioneer organizations: raising silkworms.Read more
Steaua Bucureşti football team wins the European Champions Cup
May 7, 1986 was a day dedicated to the preparation of the 65th anniversary of the Romanian Communist Party, founded on May 8, 1921.Read more
Since the interwar period, but especially during the communist era, Romanians always had a siphon bottle at the table.Read more
The first postage stamps with the face of Nicolae Ceausescu appeared in North Korea
During the communist regime, there was a custom that the stamps issued in Romania did not include portraits of living people.Read more
From the west...
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.Read more
The light has been taken away!
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...Read more
The dolls, the fountain and the föhn
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.Read more
The taste of freedom in a country devoid of freedom
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 [...]Read more
With the flashlight and portable transistor on the trip!
A story about high school years, romance and investigation novels..Read more
We didn’t go to the store, we went to stand in line...
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.Read more
The window with porcelain figurines
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 [...]Read more
My grandfather was a communist until he was not
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 [...]Read more
The pickup and the desire to travel the world ...
I was born in the early ‘80s and my childhood years were the last years of communism for Romania.Read more