Romania's department of tourism seems to be looking into rather unusual routes for promoting Romania as a place of interest for tourists. Tourism Minister Elena Udrea has said that tourists will soon have a chance to follow the history of former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
After increasing interest from Western tourists, Romania is keen to profit from this dark period of the country's history, when the dictator ruled with an iron fist from 1965 to 1989. Tourists will be able to follow a "red trail", from Ceausescu's original home in the village of Scornicesti to the Doftana prison where he served two years in the 1930s. Also on the tour: the balcony of the communist party headquarters, and the military barracks where Ceausescu, along with his wife Elena, was executed in 1989,