Hungary’s Jobbik party furious over “fascist coup” claim in Russian history textbook

Hungary’s Jobbik party furious over “fascist coup” claim in Russian history textbook

The Hungarian far-right parliamentary party Jobbik condemns the assessment of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 laid down in a Russian school history textbook as a “fascist coup” and demands decisive action from the Hungarian government in this regard.

The leader of the parliamentary faction, László György Lukács, stated this in a commentary to Guildhall, Ukrinform reports.

“Regarding the scandalous book (history textbook, authored by Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladimir Medinsky - ed.), our party published the statement. I can explain that it condemns the published book and asks for strict government actions,” said the Hungarian parliamentarian.

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It should be recalled that Vladimir Medinsky, an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, prepared a unified school textbook on history, in which the Hungarian revolution of 1956 is referred to as a “fascist coup” allegedly “inspired by Western intelligence agencies.”

The Hungarian Foreign Ministry responded with Minister Tamás Menczer emphasizing that the events of 1956 were not a “fascist coup,” but a national uprising against the communists.

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