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Diplomatic demarche against Russia TV comment on 1956

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

A conservative pundit welcomes the move by the Foreign Ministry to summon the Russian ambassador to express indignation over a Moscow TV programme in which Hungary’s 1956 Revolution was characterized as a fascist uprising sponsored by the CIA. READ MORE

’56 commemorations interrupted by whistling

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Commentators see the incidents in front of the Parliament building on the anniversary of the 1956 revolution as signs of a deep division within Hungarian society. READ MORE

The 60th anniversary of 1956

Monday, October 24th, 2016

In their articles on the eve of the anniversary, commentators sharply disagreed on the message of the Hungarian revolution for contemporary generations. READ MORE

Conference on 56 to be hosted by the Pentagon

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

The number one left-wing daily thinks the US Defense Department saved the conference proposed by the Hungarian Embassy because, unlike the State Department, they are satisfied with Hungary’s performance. READ MORE

The Imre Nagy anniversary

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

A pro-government correspondent hopes that the Prime Minister will always keep in mind the importance of the moral principles that guided him 27 years ago when he made his historic speech on the day of the reburial of the martyred Prime Minister of the 1956 revolution. READ MORE

Béla Biszku receives suspended sentence

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

A pro-government commentator finds the light sentence handed down to a former high-ranking Communist leader outrageous, and accuses the court of falsifying history and encouraging delinquency. READ MORE

October 23rd — a dull anniversary

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The political rallies organised on 23rd October, the anniversary of the 1956 revolution were attended by very few people, for the first time since such meetings were allowed in 1989. Commentators analyse the context – dwelling on the most disparate factors, from the weakness of the Left to the migration crisis. READ MORE

Division on the anniversary of 1956

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Newspapers contrast the current divisions Iin Hungary to the short lived national unity of the two weeks of the 1956 revolution. The dailies are not published on national holidays, including October 23, but devote editorials to 1956 in their Thursday editions. READ MORE

First reactions to Putin’s visit

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Left-wing and liberal columnists accuse PM Orbán of assisting Russian President Putin in his geopolitical tricks. A pro-government pundit contends that Hungary, like Europe, needs to maintain good relations with Russia for pragmatic reasons. READ MORE

Competing claims for ’56

Friday, October 24th, 2014

On the 58th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution, commentators tend to claim the sole inheritance of the revolution for their own political families and deem the opposing side unworthy of the memory of the anti-Soviet uprising. READ MORE