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JOBBIK: SZABADSÁG SQUARE WWII MONUMENT TO SOVIET SOLDIERS SHOULD BE RELOCATED

 

Hungary’s nationalist Jobbik party has called for the monument to Soviet soldiers who lost their lives liberating Hungary to be relocated from Szabadság Square, in central Budapest, to an unspecified military cemetery. János Bencsik, the head of Jobbik’s Budapest chapter, told a press conference held in front of the obelisk that more than 100 million people had fallen victim to Communism. This is why activists had covered the monument in black drapes, he said. Hungary, he added, was turning away from the West and towards “despots in the east” instead of ridding itself of its communist legacy.