President János Áder attended a commemoration of Hungary’s failed anti-Soviet revolt in 1956, organised by expatriate Hungarians in Sarasota late on Sunday.
In his address at the ceremony, Áder referred to the uprising as
the fight of a small nation of 9 million against the largest military power in the world”
He said that the Hungarian people had “never been this heroic, this hallowed as in those days”. After the revolution was stifled in blood, “undisguised dictatorship returned to stay for decades”, Áder said, adding that “many died in the fights, tens of thousands were then imprisoned, hundreds hanged, while nearly 200,000 people fled the country.
on the featured photo: President János Áder in Naples, Florida
photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI