Fruity Soldiers

Romania celebrated its ‘National Day’ yesterday, commemorating the day in 1918 when the Romanians of Transylvania (not the Hungarians of Transylvania, note, who were not consulted) decided to join Wallachia and Moldavia.

Anyway, the day was marked by the usual military parade, all very Cold War, brightened only by the presence of a couple of fruity female officers, as pictured above.

Maybe they could do a bit of a song and dance routine next year to liven things up?


2 thoughts on “Fruity Soldiers

  1. So, for once, you have seen beauty in this city. “I see,” said the blind man to his deaf wife as he picked up his hammer and saw. Isn’t it? 😉


  2. Unfortunately nowadays parades are a poor copy of the ones happening when Ceausescu was president! Those were military parades! Now they’re taking out 100 people and a few vehicles and finish the job in half an hour. When Ceausescu was president they used to take out the Army for people to see that we can defend our country! They had tanks, they had thousands of soldiers, they had the newest equipment on display, they had the 2000km-ranged intercontinental rockets, that was a fine display even if we didn’t compare to the Russians. And the crowd was huge, more than 100.000 people were watching in the streets. Those were some days!You know, I regret Ceausescu… that man spent his life in the service of his country and when he died he didn’t even have a house of his own. His sons (Valentin is the only one living) spent their lives in appartments built in the years when Ceausescu was president. We’ll probably never going to see a man like that again. Communism created real people, human beings, that could spend their lives for an idea; that could help other people without asking for anything in return; capitalism creates money-making machines. If you don’t produce money you’re useless. When I realized the face of capitalism I was sure that communism will return someday. Time will tell, but I hope I will live to see communism again!


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