The Romanian landowner Evanghelie Zappa initiated the modern Olympic Games before Pierre de Coubertin, as early as 1859, reads daily Adevarul. Quite forgotten today, he is an important financial contributor to the setting up of the Romanian Academy in the 19th century and should constantly be mentioned together with Pierre de Coubertin as founder of …

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Although the air outside is hot and dry—part of a heat wave scorching Russia and neighboring Ukraine—it is cool, dark, and slightly damp in the sandstone caverns beneath Milestii Mici, Moldova’s largest winery. Along seemingly endless underground boulevards, Soviet-era lighting and updated signs point the way to underground galleries housing millions of liters of meticulously …

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Romania’s new exhibition on Vlad the Impaler and Dracula makes the mistake of confusing history with fantasy. Review by Michael Bird Some nations create myths. Some myths create nations. And some nations have myths forced upon them. This last situation is the case with Romania and Dracula. The country received the vampire legend without wanting …

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Gheorghe Apostol, a veteran Communist politician who gained international attention in 1989 by publicly criticizing Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has died. He was 97. Apostol died Saturday in Bucharest, apparently at his home, Romanian media reported Wednesday. The cause of death was not given. In Romania’s chaotic political history, the country was allied with the …

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The anniversary coin representing patriarch Miron Cristea was issued by BNR upon the request of the Romanian Patriarchy to mark the double celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Romanian Orthodox Church and 85 years since the setting up of the Romanian Patriarchy, says a press release of the central bank. To celebrate these events, …

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The remains of previously unknown species of predatory the ropod dinosaurs which lived 70-80 million years ago have been discovered by paleontologists from the University of Bucharest and the American Museum of Natural History in Romania.

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Guvernul german şi-a exprimat public îngrijorarea în legătură cu declaraţiile preşedintei unei organizaţii a victimelor de război germane potrivit căreia Polonia ar fi parţial responsabilă de cel de-al Doilea Război Mondial, relatează AFP. “Declaraţiile ambigue care pun în discuţie problema grelei responsabilităţi a Germaniei în declanşarea celui de-al Doilea Război Mondial nu sunt acceptabile“, a …

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Cu aprobarea primarului UDMR Raduly Robert şi a şefilor Poliţiei şi Jandarmeriei Harghita, sâmbătă, la Miercurea Ciuc, va avea loc o paradă cu husari pentru celebrarea ocupării oraşului de către Horthy, în 11 septembrie 1940 Extremiştii maghiari din filialele locale ale Mişcării Tinerilor din cele 64 de Comitate (HVIM), Consiliului Naţional Secuiesc Scaunul Ciuc şi …

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Asezarile dacilor se impart in 3 categorii importante: stanile, locuintele si asezarile fortificate. Primele, cele mai simple asezari sunt usor de descris, ele semanand pana la identificare cu stanile din zilele noastre intalnite in zona de munte, mai ales din masivele izolate si mai greu accesibile.

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Din mila lui Dumnezeu, noi Petru I, ţar şi autocrat a toată Rusia şi celelalte şi celelalte şi celelalte. Facem cunoscut prin aceasta tuturor celor cărora li se cuvine a şti despre acestea că, deoarece sultanul turcesc uitându-şi făgăduielile şi tratatele de pace pe 30 de ani întărite cu jurământ, care au fost înnoite de …

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