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Nicolae Ceausescu’s gifts, on display in Bucharest, marking a century since the dictator’s birth

A permanent exhibition displaying items that belonged to Nicolae Ceausescu will run in Bucharest from January 26 (the birthday of former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu) through March 1. The exhibition is carried out in partnership with Romania’s National History Museum, ...

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New evidence in the Revolution file: Three previous assassination attempts against the Ceausescus

Military prosecutor Marian Lazar has announced on Monday that investigation has substantially advanced in the Revolution file, with investigators ascertaining that evidence related to the organization of the revolution had been destroyed and that there had been three attempts to ...

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Two more communist torturers exposed

Two more communist torturers have been revealed on Thursday, with the Institute for Investigation of the Communism Crimes (IICCMER) filing criminal complaints against those two at the Prosecutor’s Office. One of the disclosed torturers is Marian Petrescu, former commander of ...

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Former residence of Ceaușescus opened for visitors after 26 years

Hundreds of people visited the former residence of the Ceausescu family, Primaverii Palace (Spring Palace), which opened to the public on Saturday. Built in the ’60s, the Spring Palace was the private residence of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu and their ...

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US Ambassador visited CNSAS

U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm and staff from the Embassy of the United States of America in Bucharest visited the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives (CNSAS) on Monday.  The Ambassador was briefed on the agency and its ...

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Transfagarasan, Transalpina alpine roads closed as of November 2

Traffic on Transfagarasan high road will close down between Piscu Negru and Balea Cascada Chalet, starting on Monday, November 2 until mid-2016. The alpine high road is closed due to the risks of rocks falling down and landslides in the ...

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„Roads to 1989. East-Central Europe 1939-1989” exhibition on display in Bucharest as of mid-October

Universitatii Square in Bucharest will host an exhibition on the CEE’s path during 1939-1989 starting October 14. „Roads to 1989. East-Central Europe 1939-1989” exhibition designed by the historians belonging to the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (REMS) is presenting the ...

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Communist torturer Visinescu sentenced to 20 years in prison

Communist torturer Alexandru Visinescu, the first Romanian penitentiary commander during communism prosecuted for crimes against humanity has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday, following a ruling of the Bucharest Court of Appeal, which is not final yet. ...

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Prosecutors ask 25 years in prison for 90yo communist torturer

The Prosecutor’s Office upon the Romanian Supreme Court asked that the torturer Alexandru Visinescu should be sentenced to 25 years in prison for inhuman treatments. The Bucharest Court of Appeal tried Visinescu case on Tuesday. The new Criminal Code stipulates ...

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