Why has Viktor Orbán become pro-Russian? The Russian state news agency RIA has the explanation.
“There will be peace if the US wants peace”, the Russian state news agency RIA quoted Viktor Orbán as saying. According to the news agency, the Hungarian prime minister sees the point well: however, peace can only be possible in reality if its conditions are acceptable to Russia.
According to hvg.hu, analyst Dmitry Bavirin agreed with Orbán that the US is responsible for the escalation of the war in Ukraine. Because, as he said, “Washington is only adding fuel to the fire with arms shipments to the Ukrainian army”. According to Bavirin, this is not the first time that Orbán has confronted the Western interpretation of the Ukrainian crisis. The Hungarian PM has criticised all the EU’s anti-Russia proposals so far. Bavarin gave voice to the following thoughts:
“According to a survey carried out for the European Commission, Hungary is the most pro-Russian nation in the EU, except for the Greeks and Bulgarians. Hungarians, on the other hand, are not Bulgarians, Greeks or even Serbs, whose freedom was won by the Russians with their own blood, based on intellectual affinity, and historical experience suggests that Hungarians should hate Russians.”
The RIA analyst’s train of thought even reached the 1956 revolution, which he claimed quickly turned into a revolt by the former Nazis, 24.hu writes. Among the reasons for the “fascist uprising”, he lists the former Hungarian leadership’s harsh repressive policies, which, moreover, were not only incompetent but also came from “national minorities”. The author clearly meant the Jews.
Bavirin described Hungarians in the following way:
“The Finno-Ugric Hungarians, miraculously preserved in the middle of Europe, have always been able to distinguish themselves easily from foreigners, and they don’t like foreigners very much. Hungarians are nationalists, proprietors and egoists. They do not welcome newcomers, especially Muslims. Hungarians are characterised by both a great power complex and a divided people syndrome.
They tremble at the sight of uniforms and medals and worship anything to do with armies. Even the roughest people are a cult if they let them live the Hungarian way. They also reject any policy that goes against their specific national interests. And against dictatorships they are ready to fight desperately and hard.”
According to the analyst, Europe lacks the pride that characterises Hungarians, and this is what distinguishes this people with real traditions and history from “minor” nations such as the Baltic and the Ukrainians.
“Respect for themselves is the basis on which Russia must seek friends and partners in the longer term. And the nationalist Orbán, Maduro, Erdogan and Bashar Assad are examples of how Russia cannot afford the narrow-mindedness that once characterised the former Soviet Union.” And this is how RIA put Orbán and what the analyst sees as like-minded Putin’s trusted allies, the Venezuelan, Turkish and Syrian heads of state, in the same group.
Source: ria.ru, hvg.hu, 24.hu