This page is dedicated to the memory of my (Andrei's) grandfather, Gheorghe Zodian. He was the father of my father Valeriu and of my aunt Zvetlana.
My grandfather was a great storyteller and like all great storytellers, he would develop his stories slowly, at a pace rarely seen in our atomic age. When I was much younger, he would not talk about politics because "there will be a time for this". While I've always listened with pleasure to his stories, later he felt I was asking too many questions when he would talk about his life and would quickly lose patience. As such, I grew up knowing less about him than about other less important subjects we used to discuss. Therefore, these pages are not only a commemorative project, but also my own personal attempt at piecing together his life in his biography and better understanding him.
My grandma used to call him "Gicu" while my cousin and I would call him "Tataia."
PDF documents are available.