Archive for tag: Bucharest
Christmas Day 1989: Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena are shot dead by a firing squad, after a trial lasting less than two hours.
But was the world watching a people’s uprising, or a communist coup d’état? Not many Romanians like to talk about Nicolae Ceaucescu. Twenty years after the downfall of the tyrant’s despised regime, the memories are too close for comfort.
Vincent van de Wijngaard returns to Bucharest, to report on the aftermath of the most mysterious downfall of the cold war.