About the Molokan cult

The Molokans (also calling themselves “truly Spiritual Christians”) were a protestant cult that appeared in XVIth century Russia that rejected the dogmas of the Russian Orthodox Church. From 1765, the followers of this faith started calling themselves “molokans”, because they drank mil (moloko in Russian) and ate diary products during fasting – thing forbidden by the ecclesiastical authorities in Russia (according to Molokan faith, fasting is necessary, but it implies abstinence from all kind of food – as the Savior did). Continue reading

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“Life Story of Mircea Mitroi”

“Life_Story_of_Mircea_Mitroi” in PDF format

“I think that the memoirs of my grandfather, Mircea Mitroi (b. 29 December 1916 – d. 3 January 2012), are interesting in a way that would span outside the coutry for at least four reasons:

  • Cover Mircea Mitroiit tells the story of a Romanian peasant who got, through education, from the village to the city, becoming an accountant;

  • if tells the story of a War veteran who fough againt Nazi Germany (1944-45) in the Tatra mountains and saved a shoe factory from being ransacked by his own battalion;

  • if tells the story of a husband and father imprisoned by the totalitarian Communist regime for no other reason than being against the soviet dictatorship;

  • finally, it tells the story of a lovely grandfather who lived his life if a very balanced way, living 95 years;”

(the Author)

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Timeline for the date of 29 December 1916

FIRST WORLD WAR: At this moment, on the European continent, fights take place between the German and Franco-Belgian armies (in west), Austro-German and Ruso-Romanian (in east), Austrian and Italian, Bulgarian and Romanian (in south). Hard battles take place in Moldavia; the enemy troops forward on Romanian territory to Oituz valley and Râmnicu Sărat village. Continue reading

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20. My dear grandpa

What can I say more, in the last chapter of this book?

At the moment I gathered my grandfather’s memories, all his brothers and sisters died: he remained last, the longest-living of the 8 children of Radu Mitroi and Lixandra. Continue reading

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19. A free country

Year 1991. By national referendum (8 December), Romania adopts a new constitution, that grants the right to private property and freedom of speech, supporting a Republican semi-presidential system and a Democratical regime based on multiple parties. The new political situation, despite being below the expectations of the Romanian citizens, gave, through the ideea of economical, social and political freedom, the faith and hope they were totally lacking during the oppressive communist regime. Continue reading

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18. Romanian Revolution of 1989

Year 1989. While most of communist regimes became more liberal (including that of the Soviet Union), the Romanian socialist system didn’t reform in any way, fact seen in dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu’s megalomania and “cult of personality”1, similar to that of Asian communist leaders like Mao Zedong (în China) and Kim Il-sung (in North Korea), far from the reforms of which Mikhail Gorbaciov spoke of in the USSR. Continue reading

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17. “If you can’t…

….. we help you. If you don’t know, we teach you. If you don’t want, we force you”. This was the main motto of the communist regime. My grandpa was never a communist party member and neither did he “collaborated” with the Security of the State…. Continue reading

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