About this informs Associated Press News.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — compared Hungary’s membership in the European Union to more than four decades of Soviet occupation of his country during a speech Monday marking the anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet revolution.
Speaking to a select group of guests in the Hungarian city of Veszprém, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the European Union is using methods against Hungary that are reminiscent of the time of the Soviet occupation of the country in 1956, and wants to deprive Hungary of its identity by imposing a model of liberal democracy. , which, according to him, Hungarians reject.
“Nowadays there are things that remind us of Soviet times. Yes, it happens that history repeats itself. Fortunately, what was once a tragedy is now at best a comedy. Fortunately, Brussels is not Moscow. Moscow was a tragedy. Brussels is just a bad modern parody,” Orban said.
There were no mass media at the event, except for the Hungarian state broadcaster, the report said.
“We had to dance to the tune that Moscow was whistling. Brussels is also whistling, but we dance as we want, and if we don’t want to, we don’t dance!” Orbán emphasized, comparing Hungary during the Soviet occupation and now.
For reference. The national holiday in Hungary on October 23 commemorates the beginning of the 1956 popular uprising against Soviet repression, which began in Budapest and spread throughout the country.
After Hungary’s Stalinist leader was overthrown and Soviet troops were driven out of the capital, the Red Army was sent back to Budapest on directives from Moscow and brutally suppressed the revolution, killing up to 3,000 civilians and destroying most of the city.
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