Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial to the victims of Budapest’s Soviet occupation, saying that after the second world war, “we learnt that Hungary’s most important asset is its sovereignty”.
“We have paid for our weakness and loss of independence with hundreds of thousands of deportees, captives and expulsions,” Orbán said at the ceremony in Budapest’s 3rd district, adding that Hungary would not yield an “ounce of sovereignty” because it would end up losing all of it.
“The Gulag memorial behoves the creation of a Hungary where such events are inconceivable, so all unrealistic and muddled ideas and plans that serve foreign interests must be kept outside the borders,” Orbán said.
Several European politicians still haven’t accepted that the “road to European unity is through the downfall of monuments to Lenin and Marx,” he said.
“We know that Communism has no human face, that its real face is called the Gulag,” he said.
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