The moment when the very last Soviet soldiers left their Hungarian headquarters on June 19, 1991, aired on national television for the first time. The recordings were made by László Zámbó, who sat in his Trabant and immortalized the moment that the whole country waited decades for.
During the show in which the videos were shown, the man said he waited for two nights and almost three whole days so he could record the historical moments.
RTL Klub tried to get in contact with him, but the ex-soldier did not want to give them an interview.
The then-Prime Minister, Miklós Németh, came to an agreement with Mihail Gorbacsov about the decades-long “temporarily” stationing Russian troops’ withdrawal in March 1989, but they did not go public with the decision.
The first 10,000 soldiers left Hungary in March that same year, and a year later an official agreement was reached, which stated that all soldiers and vehicles would leave the country.