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© www.laiasi.ro – Iasi National Theatre

Iași National Theatre “Vasile Alecsandri”

The imposing rococo building is the oldest National Theatre from Romania. On the list of Romanian Monuments, Iași National Theatre “Vasile Alecsandri” is the institution where high class culture is put on stage.

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© www.historia.ro – Barbara Panco, First Female Driving Instructor

Barbara Panco – First Romanian Woman Being a Driving Instructor

Barbara Panco became the first female driving instructor from Romania. Since the 70s, she worked as a driver on freight trucks, taxi cabs, buses etc. and as a licensed independent instructor. With perseverance and devotion, she successfully continues “to teach” people how to become experts on the road.

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© www.jurnalul.ro – Marcel Iures, Romanian actor

Marcel Iureș – Renowned Romanian Actor

One of the most praised Romanian actors, Marcel Iureș made an outstanding appearance in several Shakespeare’s plays and enriched his career with valuable contributions in television and national radio theatre.

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January

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© www.gandul.info – Nicolae Paulescu

Nicolae Paulescu – The Discoverer of Pancreine

Great Romanian psychologist and professor of medicine, Paulescu is the discoverer of pancreine, hormone used in diabetes treatment. After his death, he was elected as a member of the Romanian Academy.

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© www.ieromaneasca.com – couple dancing in traditional costumes

Ia (part 2) – Introduction to Traditional Romanian Costumes

The most important piece of the traditional Romanian costumes are the shirts (particularly “ia” for women). Telling never-ending stories about the Romanian life, these traditional costumes have their own“sanctuary” inside the House of Parliament.

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© www.filmmovement.com , The Way I Spent the End of the World by Cătălin Mitulescu

Short Review of Romanian Films – The New Romanian Wave

Since the fall of communism, Romanian cinematography has started to record success after success at important European films festivals. “The New Romanian Wave” era revolves around personalities like Cristian Mungiu, Cristian Nemescu, Cristi Puiu, Cătălin Mitulescu or Corneliu Porumboiu.

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© www.iconcert.ro , Grigore Lese

Grigore Leșe – Romanian Folklore Musician

Grigore Leşe organized the first camp of ethnomusicology for University of Bucharest students, but his activity is colossal, being one of the most praised interprets of ancient Romanian music as DOINA, music genre included on World Heritage List of UNESCO.

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© www.adevarul.ro , Maria Buza

Maria Buză – Romanian Artist by Excellence

Maria Buză’s commitment to excellence in art defines her complex artistic nature. Romanian singer, actress and entertainer, she is able to put a smile upon every face she encounters.

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© www.evolutiespirituala.ro , Zamolxe

Zamolxes – Dacian God

Important religious figure of Dacian land, Zamolxes was a daimon: half-god, half-man. During his life, he made major changes to the way his people lived and understood life and death.

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Eugen Lozovan, © http://www.alternativaonline.ca/EugenLozovan.html

Eugen Lozovan – Great Romanian Literary Historian

With a lively style, literary, but also scientific, Romanian literary historian Eugen Lozovan left to posterity an authentic literary treasure that shed light on Romanian national history. “Dacia Sacra” is one of his reference works.

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