A soup-kitchen in 1996 post-revolution Romania,
evidence of the continuing severe economic crisis resulting from
the Ceausescu's economic policies and failed reforms initiated
by the new government. (photo credit: David Kideckel, DOF team)
Music: Romanian anthem Awaken
Romanian! Not sung under Ceausescu's regime. Excerpt
"Awaken thee, Romanian, shake
off the deadly slumber...
With arms like steel and hearts of fire impetuous
It’s either free or dead, that’s what they all decree...
The word is freedom, no less sacred is the end
We’d rather die in battle, in elevated glory
Than live again enslaved on our ancestral land.
(performance credit: David
Driggs, E-Conflict World Encyclopedia)
time: ~1 sec.