Minister of National Defence Mihnea Motoc announces several initial performances at the military parade celebrating Romania’s National Day
Three thousand soldiers from the ministries of Defense, Interior and from the Romanian Intelligence Service will march next Thursday at the military parade celebrating Romania’s National Day at the Triumphal Arch Square, after two years in which the event took place at Constitution Square. This year several initial performances will be presented to the public, stated Minister of National Defence Mihnea Motoc.
Mihnea Motoc: „The focus will be on the manpower from all armed forces categories, on combat hardware. There will also be novelties on show, beginning with the F-16 Fighting Falcon jets, the new Army combat uniform, Military Police equipment, the new motorcycles of the Special Operations Forces and the infantry MEDEVAC”. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)
The Triumphal Arch in Bucharest will be inaugurated this afternoon
The Triumphal Arch in Bucharest will be inaugurated this afternoon after the completion of consolidation and restoration works. Started in 2014, the works were to be completed last summer, but due to some technical problems the municipality lost some irredeemable European funds. Of the 7.7 million euros – the investment’s price – only 5 million euros were discounted. At the beginning of the works, municipality estimated that the monument will attract more than 25,000 visitors in the first year after its opening. The National Day parade returns this year at the Triumphal Arch, after in the last two years the event took place at Constitution Square, so that starting on Wednesday more traffic restrictions will be in the area. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)
Romania’s Radu Jude won best director honors at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina
Romania’s Radu Jude won best director honors at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina. He won the prize with „Scarred Hearts” movie, an adaptation of the homonym novel by Max Blecher, which the director says it is a personal interpretation and not a classical screening of the book. „Scarred Hearts” it is fourth feature film of Romanian director Radu Jude, which also brought him two special prizes at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and a special mention award mention at Haifa International Film Festival in Israel. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)