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State Secy to Zakharova: Hungary Freed Itself from Nazi, Communist Dictatorships

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.31.

Nazi and Communist dictatorships were horrid and inhumane regimes, and “we are glad that Hungary freed itself from both”, Tamás Menczer, the state secretary for communications and international representation, said on Facebook on Friday.

Menczer reacted to Russian foreign affairs spokesperson Maria Zakharova saying that it was falsifying history when Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán described an obelisk in Budapest’s central Szabadság Square as a memorial of Soviet occupation.

Zakharova on Thursday commented on the speech the Hungarian prime minister had delivered at the inauguration of the statue of US President George H. W. Bush in Budapest and she said Moscow would take steps against the “falsification of history”.

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