The Museum of Living in Communism is practically a time-machine that will send you back in communist times, where you will be able to experience, first-hand, the living conditions of a normal working class family. This means that you will be able to interact with the horror of living in cramped conditions, in a 49 square metres apartment which has no balcony and where heating, water and electricity shortages are a daily routine ...ok, we are not sadist to expose you to this but we will tell you all about it. The furniture, the appliances, the movies, the music, the radio and Tv shows, the books, the magazines, the china pieces, the rugs and even the food from back in the days will teleport you in the atmosphere before the fall of communism in Romania. You can watch the communist entertainment shows or the best movies about Romanian communism. We also stage workshops about the history of communism and the repression of the communist regime in Romania where you will have the opportunity to meet the leaders of the 1987 worker`s protest, the first people who demanded the resignation of Ceausescu government, documentary directors.
I am the president of Frontline Club Bucharest, the Romanian branch of Frontline Club London - one of the most important press clubs in the UK. I am also a former journalist; I worked as a reporter for one of the most important TV station in Romania, as an investigative reporter for the most appreciated economic magazine and as a foreign correspondent for one of the major newspapers at the NATO HQ in Bruxelles and the European Commission and I also covered the Yugoslavia-NATO war. I have a degree is in Economics, I am an activist, writer, blogger and one of the most important voices in Romanian Advertising Industry. Besides the first hand experience of communism, that marked my childhood and adolescence, I studied history avidly, so I consider myself an expert of the recent history of Romania.
Traditional food that we used to have in communist time in Romania. Dishes usually cooked at home, by old ladies that still…
Traditional wine and spirits made in-house by romanians in communist times. Coffee that resembles the communist time coffee…
All the electronics in the Museum of Living in Communism are from the 80s, black and white Tv set, video recorder. Also, the…
The Living Museum of Communism is located in a typical working class building, very close to the former truck factory Red Flag, on the street now called Cornel Liviu Babes after the engineer who on 5th of March 1989, out of sheer desperation, set himself in fire while he was on Poiana Brasov, the main ski resort of Romania, event that attracted international media attention on Ceausescu regime atrocities.
The apartment is at the 4th floor of a building that does not have an elevator. The TV set is old and you`ll be able to watch only VHS cassettes with old movies and documentaries, there is no cable and AC. The food we will provide is food from communist time, no vegetarian/raw vegan stuff.
Museum of Living in Communism