Infamous

INFAMOUS ROMANIANS

Dracula

Vlar III “Ţepeş” (The Impaler) “Dracula” is so damn (in)famous he got his own page on our site. Just for himself. But wait, if you grew up believing in vampire legends and fancy your halloween costume, might want to think twice before going there. Things are not what they seem, and especially in Vampire World, the truth can be unsettling. (In this case though, if you ask me, truth is more interesting than the legend.)

Ceauşescu

Nicolae Ceauşescu ruled Romania for 21 years, 1968-1989, as a president and secretary general of the communist party, turning it into an economic and social shipwreck. It will take generations, if ever, to make up for all the mindboggling shit his leadership has lead to.
It’s very hard to explain what it was like. Here’s a propaganda video,

but that’s also not illustrative – it’s showing happy people, while the country was in the dark. Literally, as they interrupted electricity every evening “for saving reasons”.

Ceauşescu was hated by the people like you couldn’t imagine, and all that hate errupted in 1989, when he was overthrown in a Revolution (and/or coup d’etat, mystery still hovering) where huge crowds protested all over the country; people died. Ironically, the kind of crowds he used to gather to listen to his stupid speeches. This is the last one,

marking the start of the Bucharest events of the 1989 Romanian Revolution.

On that, some other time.

5 responses to “Infamous

  1. Vlad August 16, 2010 at 23:39

    And Terente? Our local Jack-the- Ripper-meets-Robin-Hood-and-Casanova kind of hero, but with a 10 inch at rest tattooed penis , which is still kept in a jar, in a museum, for all the world to marvel at?

  2. admin August 16, 2010 at 23:58

    😀
    thanks for contributing!

  3. Aurora September 13, 2010 at 04:40

    Dear Lord… I researched on Terente, what a character!

  4. Andrei September 13, 2011 at 06:06

    My parents had to live through those times. There is still corruption over there but im glad that i didnt have to live like them. If anyone wants to visit Romania you should, its a beautiful country with a lot of history behind it. I’d recommend Sibiu, Transylvania and Sighisoara, Transylvania, those are the most beautiful cities. Bucharest doesnt look that nice with all the cables around.

  5. io September 24, 2012 at 21:02

    Ship wreck you say??? What ship wreck? Romania has zero debts in 1989. That’s why he interrupted electricity in the evening and do other stuff like that. Now you stop electricity by your free will to save the Earth as they teach you. At least Ceausescu has a reason and didn’t lie the people like this ones.
    It was clearly not a revolution, and it was not a coup d’etat neither. They were foreign involvements and they put their puppet(s) on the stage. And the puppet(s) are still there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: