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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:30 AM

Absolute Power: The Astonishing Personal Photos Of Nicolae Ceausescu (7 pics)

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Nicolae Ceausescu, sporting a bandaged trigger finger, watches his wife, Elena, take aim with a shotgun during a New Year’s Eve hunting trip in 1976.


A Romanian diplomat is whipped on the backside by Ceausescu while crouching over the carcass of a hare. The photo was taken during a hunting trip with the heads of Romania’s diplomatic missions in 1969.

This was some kind of ritual that hunters went through. Even his own son was forced to participate at some point.


Elena cuddles with her son, Nicu, the heir apparent to Nicolae Ceausescu.


Crowds gather upon Nicolae Ceausescu's arrival in Pitesti, near Bucharest, in 1966. The photo was taken a year after the former shoemaking apprentice rose to power in Romania.


Women in the northwestern Bihor county, which has a sizable ethnic Hungarian community, welcome Ceausescu. The sign displayed in the background reads like a poem: “Romanians and Hungarians, we are fulfilling our duty; arms stronger, minds more beautiful; the Party, Ceausescu, Romania, are for us the world's most precious things.”


Nicolae (in black jacket) and Elena Ceausescu (with white blouse) on a balcony overlooking Bucharest’s University Square. The pair were welcoming the arrival of Soviet troops to Romania after a coup overthrew the country’s pro-Nazi ruler in August 1944.



Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu at a New Year’s Eve party in 1988. It is one of the last photos of the couple stored in the archive.

I left out the pics of the dead bears

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:55 AM

1. Frightening

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:03 AM

2. They deserved their fate, unlike their poor victims.

for the victims.

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