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FM: Nobody came to help Hungary in 1956

“We Hungarians wanted to belong to the free world, but that world left us high and dry,” Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook on Saturday.

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Hungary marks 1956 anniversary

Hungary’s national flag was hoisted and then lowered to half-mast with military honours in front of Parliament on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of November 4, 1956.

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Hungarians mark 1956 uprising

The national flag was hoisted with military honors in a ceremony in front of Parliament at 9 am this morning.

Oct 23, 2020
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The apparatchiks are back, and they’ve joined forces with the far-right

While Hungarians remembered on October 23rd the martyrs of the 1956 Revolution – the everyday men and women, boys and girls who took up arms and made a heroic stand against Soviet military might on the streets of Budapest – the direct descendants of the Communist Party cadre that helped break the revolution were busy whitewashing their grandparents and – just for good measure – allying themselves with Hungary’s anti-Semitic, far-right in a shameful maneuver for political power.

Oct 24, 2019 - Zoltán Kovács
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PM Orbán: Hungary and Europe must stay true to themselves

During the state commemoration of Hungary's anti-Soviet uprising of 1956, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said neither Europe nor Hungary could survive if they turned against themselves and went against everything “keeping them alive”.

Oct 24, 2019
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PM Orbán: ‘The Hungarian miracle didn’t come cheap. We demanded an independent Hungary in a Europe of nations’

In his speech honoring the martyrs of Hungary’s 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that he has no doubt that the youth of today’s Pest would stand strong just as their grandparents did in 1956. After all, the PM said, “a homeland can only exist as long as the patriots outnumber those that align with foreign powers.”

Oct 23, 2019 - Zoltán Kovács