Dissemination of Mihai Moroșanu Collection
Although this is a private collection, its owner has been rather active in the public sphere. A recent important event in the dissemination of the collection and of Moroșanu’s personal experience as a dissident was his participation in a TV show dedicated to the “anti-Communist resistance” during the Soviet period. Broadcast on 16 June 2017 on one of the most popular TV channels in the country – Jurnal TV – and moderated by historian Octavian Țâcu, this show featured Moroșanu and historian Ion Țurcanu as invited speakers. Moroșanu was presented to the audience as an ”emblematic figure of anti-Communist resistance.” The show focused on the sources and motivations of Moroșanu’s anti-Communist attitudes. Moroșanu dwelled at length on the personal roots of his anti-Communism, which were linked to his traumatic family experience of deportation. He also spoke about the criminal case opened against him in 1966, as well as about the earlier incident involving the statue of Stephen the Great in 1964, which led to his systematic surveillance by the KGB. Especially in this latter case, he provided valuable personal information. For example, he detailed his strategy for mobilising student youth and was outspoken concerning the persons responsible for attempting to block his initiative. Given the fact that this show was part of a broader series of thematic broadcasts on historical topics popular with educated urban audiences, the impact of this public display of Moroșanu’s role as a prominent dissident was undoubtedly significant.
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- Cusco, Andrei