Today, the Day of Remembrance of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution is commemorated in neighboring Hungary
On October 23, Hungary commemorates the Day of Remembrance of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. This uprising was against the communist dictatorship and the Soviet occupation. The people of Hungary were protesting against an unfeasable economic policy that did not lead to the development of the country. The revolt was raised on the initiative of the students of Budapest, then mass actions were supported by other citizens.
In addition, people wanted the Soviet troops to withdraw from the country. The next day, Imre Nagy was appointed the Prime Minister and immediately announced Hungary's withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact. He also declared Hungary's neutrality. On November 4, Soviet troops invaded the territory of the rebellious country. Hungary then asked the UN for support, but the organization supported the country only morally. Soon the rebellion was suppressed. Many people in Hungary were forced to emigrate, and the leaders of the mass protests were imprisoned. Soviet troops were present in Hungary until 1991.
One of the symbols of the holiday is the national flag of the country with a hole in the center. In 1956, citizens cut communist symbols out of the country's flag. Since then, the flag with a hole has become a symbol of resistance of the Hungarian people.
2 November 2019 16:09
18 November 2019 15:29