Iulian Avramescu was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania where he currently lives with his wife Roxana, and children Julian, Eric, and Melody. From an early age, Iulian and his parents faced many of the hardships of a communist regime. The communists held power for 40 years in Romania until the revolution in December of 1989, when Iulian was just 8 years old. Meanwhile, when the revolution began, Iulian was at a communist camp, which they often held during the summer and winter school breaks. History shows that the communists who took over Eastern Europe after WWII chose to use youth camps to spread their ideologies and slowly take control. The revolution was a significant turning point in the history of Eastern Europe. Certainly, you can still see its impact on Romania today.