Under Ceaușescu the proletariat had nothing. Unbeknownst to them, Ceaușescu had everything. This is his house.
Nicolae and Elena's house was surrounded by residences of his apparatchik. It was unobservable to all but a few.
Very few visitors were ever welcomed into the house and not very often. It was a lonely place, and Elena liked it that way. The children not so much.
There were many luxuries, chiefly insisted upon by Elena.
Elena was a fearsome head of household. Even Nicolae himself did not dare to cross her or deny her demands.
They hoarded treasures from all over the world.
It would seem that this room was seldom used.
One of the children's bedrooms.
Her (L) and His (R) closets.
The Ceaușescus viewed the latest motion pictures in their private theater. Usually alone.
An indoor botantical garden with fountains..
Indoor lap pool. Heated and with under water illumination.
The door leading down to the atom-bomb proof shelter in the third sub-basement.
Not too shabby for a subterranian bomb shelter.
Art hangs on the walls in the corridor of the bomb shelter.
Remember, the citizens above were living in poverty, suffering scarcity, and wholly ignorant of their ruler's luxuries.
Perhaps a half dozen tunnels eminated from below the house. Some are still secret. At least one extended a mile through which a car could travel.
Italian marble lines one tunnel very few ever saw or knew existed.
Ceaușescu spoke from the balcony of the Communist HQ moments before the coup in 1989. He and Elena were tried and executed days later.