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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanian sets world record for most letters received

Romanian Gabriel Antoniu Lavrincic has set the world record for most letters received, the World Record Academy said.

At age 11, Lavrincic started corresponding with children from the former Soviet Union, following his passion for Russian culture. Between 1987 and 1991, he received 22,018 letters. 

He corresponded with peers from all over the former Soviet Union, including Kyiv, Moscow, Kaliningrad, Novgorod, Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad), Arkhangelsk, Vilnius, Minsk, Kazan, Syktyvkar, Grozny, Makhachkala, Tbilisi, Baku, Ashgabat, Tashkent, Dushanbe, Bishkek, Yekaterinburg (formerly known as Sverdlovsk), Siberia, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Abakan, Irkutsk, Magadan, Kamchatka, Vladivostok, Birobidjan, Khabarovsk, Nakhodka, Kazakhstan, or the Yamal Peninsula.

Lavrincic’s grandfather, Juca Petru, inspired his passion for Russia and Russian culture and was his first teacher of Russian. Petru fought in the Second World War and was a prisoner in Siberia camps. 

Lavrincic is now the commercial director of furniture manufacturer Simex, based in Simleu Silvaniei.

(Photo courtesy of Simex)

editor@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanian sets world record for most letters received

Romanian Gabriel Antoniu Lavrincic has set the world record for most letters received, the World Record Academy said.

At age 11, Lavrincic started corresponding with children from the former Soviet Union, following his passion for Russian culture. Between 1987 and 1991, he received 22,018 letters. 

He corresponded with peers from all over the former Soviet Union, including Kyiv, Moscow, Kaliningrad, Novgorod, Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad), Arkhangelsk, Vilnius, Minsk, Kazan, Syktyvkar, Grozny, Makhachkala, Tbilisi, Baku, Ashgabat, Tashkent, Dushanbe, Bishkek, Yekaterinburg (formerly known as Sverdlovsk), Siberia, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Abakan, Irkutsk, Magadan, Kamchatka, Vladivostok, Birobidjan, Khabarovsk, Nakhodka, Kazakhstan, or the Yamal Peninsula.

Lavrincic’s grandfather, Juca Petru, inspired his passion for Russia and Russian culture and was his first teacher of Russian. Petru fought in the Second World War and was a prisoner in Siberia camps. 

Lavrincic is now the commercial director of furniture manufacturer Simex, based in Simleu Silvaniei.

(Photo courtesy of Simex)

editor@romania-insider.com

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