Ambassador Bankov Tells a Lie

In which Ukrainian President Zelensky complains about the Romanian military occupying his country and then his ambassador lies about it on Facebook.

The Curious Case of the 100 Thousand

I was feeling pretty good the other day after writing my post about the December 1 festivities when someone pointed out to me that maybe I had my history wrong. I portrayed the 1918 declaration as a heroically brave but mostly symbolic gesture by just a few people but the history books say that over…

Romania’s National Day – December 1

Well today is December 1, Romania’s big national holiday where this country celebrates its (brief) union in 1918 – not even 100 years ago! Woke up shocked to see the main Google page had the logo above. Actually today is a little bittersweet. In 1918, the union all of the various Romanian-speaking lands, which is…