2006-10-22 19:57:48

Hungary since 1956: 50 Years On...

(22 Oct 06 - RV) Dozens of heads of state and other government officials are arriving in Hungary to mark the 50th anniversary of the uprising against Soviet rule. Major events are planned for tomorrow, October 23rd, including the unveiling of a huge monument in Budapest's Heroes Square to those who died in the events of 1956. Bloody battles were fought in the streets of Budapest as Soviet troops quelled the uprising. But this years’ commemorations come in the wake of anti-government demonstrations. Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's admission that he had lied about the economy has sparked protests. We spoke to a Hungarian priest working at the Vatican Secretary of State told us how far Hungary has come since the break-down of communism… RealAudioMP3

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