“Peace with Russia!” That was the motto of a pro-Russia demonstration held in Budapest’s popular Nyugati Square. “Down with the war! Down with the inflation!”, other banners went on. Here are some photos and what the speakers talked about in the company of red tents and a Russian flag.
The event’s principal organiser was the so-called Hungarian Workers’ Party, (Magyar Munkáspárt) the successor party of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party (Magyar Szocialista Munkáspárt), ruling Hungary in the Cold War era. Gyula Thürmer, the party’s head, said they were fed up with the war, the expensive bread, and fuel and that the government deceives the people, index.hu wrote.
There were not too many people in his audience, probably because of the lack of interest in such a cause and the sub-zero temperatures. Although many Hungarians do not agree with Western policies regarding Ukraine or Russia, a pro-Russian demonstration in the heart of Budapest seems to be a bit of a stretch for most of them.
Here is a video:
Thürmer said liberal parties (DK, Momentum) want war, while the workers’ party promotes peace. He also acknowledged the so-called “security guarantees” Russia needed. Thürmer added that in the case of Zelenskiy’s victory, the fate that awaited the Transcarpathian Hungarians was merciless. Meanwhile, nobody should be afraid of Russia because Moscow will not attack Hungary, he highlighted. Thürmer wants to send home all NATO soldiers from Hungary and would say no to Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO accession.
And here are some photos:
A speaker, Eszter Fórizs, thanked Putin that he did not attack earlier.
There was a Russian flag at the demonstration. Interestingly, one of the two men holding it was the MP candidate of the radical-nationalist Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) in 2022, telex.hu wrote. It seems that in the matter of “peace,” the two opposite sides of the political spectrum found each other.
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Source: telex.hu, index.hu
Seeing that old soviet drawings on the posters brought us back to . . . . 1956. How can these people even show their faces just blocks from the Terror Museum! I have to believe that my fellow Hungarians have been bullied for so long by Orban that the Soviets seem like home? There is nothing cozy about Russia. Liberals are not for war, they are against Russia taking over a neighbor’s country by force. 300,000 dead boys, is that what we are now, condoning this while giving away land that is not ours? The Russians are no better than the nazi, no better.
Peace please! The war, sanctions and resulting inflation are not accomplishing anything.
I’m not surprised that the **pro** Russian sentiment is growing day by day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look what the **peace loving ** Americans created in Europe…………surging high inflation (30-40%) sky high energy prices (3-4-5 times more than 12 months ago !! Avalanche of refugees from the Ukraine !!!
While they laughing all the way to the Bank with the money they making !!!!!!!
Wake up Europe before it’s to late !!
Sandor the Americans wanted this war and the European Union doing the dirty work without…………..Peace they don’t know what it means………………..making money is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the European Union **cant see the trees from the bushes** People in Europe had enough from wars specially as this was manufacture by the *******PEACE-LOVING MONEY MAKING USA********……they don’t really care how people suffering from 40/50% inflations sky high energy prices !! Nobody talking about **PEACE** I’m not surprised that **pro** Russian sentiment is growing !! Wake up sleepy Brussels before people will take action !
Thos who support Russia in it war against Ukraine are the lowest form of scum. They are not Hungarians. They are traitors to the cause of peace and to Hungary.
The people of Europe do not want this war. The government lemmings of Europe do. The US is safe their an ocean away.. I pray that the people of Europe wake up to the massive money laundering country called Ukraine
Listen and listen closely. The only place where people do not support Ukraine, in all of the EU is Hungary. Do not be delusiona! Nobody wants a war, but the rest of Europe understands that Russia must be stopped. The idea that Russia would win in Ukriane and not continue to Russia friendly Hungary is a myth. The idea that people all over Europe would rise up and let Russia take Ukraine is just stupid. Are we stupid? Can we not see through the propoganda here? Do we want the Hungarians in Ukraine to live under Russian control? 1956! Those that ignor history are doomed to repeat it.