Elena Ceausescu

Standard Name: Ceausescu, Elena

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Textual Features Dervla Murphy
The narrator, who begins by losing everything she possesses, and thereafter staggers from one disaster to another, seems to enact the helplessness of ordinary Romanians not long after the overthrow of the brutal regime of...

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April 1989
The European Economic Community finally suspended trade relations with Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu ' Romania on account of its oppressive social and gender policies.
Christmas Day 1989
In Romania, Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu , whose regime was hideously oppressive in social policies, particularly those of gender, were shot by army firing squad after being removed from office by popular uprising.