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Orbán Pays Tribute to Martyred 1956 PM Imre Nagy

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.06.17.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Sunday lay flowers of commemoration at the tomb of Hungary’s martyred PM Imre Nagy in eastern Budapest’s Rákoskeresztúr cemetery, marking the 30th anniversary of Nagy’s reburial.

Photo by Viktor Orbán’s Facebook page

Orbán was accompanied by his wife Anikó Lévai.

Photo by Viktor Orbán’s Facebook page

Nagy, Hungary’s prime minister at the time of the anti-Soviet revolt of 1956, was executed after the fall of the uprising, on June 16, 1958. Nagy and other martyrs of communist retaliation were buried in unmarked graves. His reburial on June 16, 1989, was a symbolic act in Hungary’s transition to democracy.

Featured photo by Viktor Orbán’s Facebook page