Bucharest 1987

"Today, Rumania suffers under the most repressive, most inefficient of all the Communist governments. Long food lines, empty shops, deserted roads - gas is strictly rationed - remind the visitor of nothing so much as the dreary aftermath of the last world war. The secret police, too, are everywhere: virtually every restaurant, for instance, has two or three tables occupied by single women visibly listening to their neighbors' conversation and occasionally jotting down a note."

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