Sándor Lezsák: We live in the era of the revival of Hungarian-Russian relations

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

We live in the era of the revival of Hungarian-Russian relations, which include improvements in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and educational relations as well said Sándor Lezsák the Vice-President of the Hungarian - Russian branch of Inter-Parliamentary Union and the honorary president of Tolstoy Society on Monday in Budapest.

The conference sponsored by a research institute that studies regime change in Hungary. Lezsák emphasized that Hungary has strong incentives to help normalize Russian - EU relations because this is a national interest, especially the elimination of the causes that led to the introduction of economic and political sanctions against Russia as Russia is Hungary's key partner in the region.

In his keynote speech Lezsák pointed out that today, it is easier to navigate through centuries or thousands of years of world history than it was possible before; prior to the regime change our historical compass was manipulated by fabricated ideas, half-truths and deceptive interpretations.

The survivors of the communist era not only lay wreaths today, but they are here to provide testimony as eyewitnesses of a bygone era; the losers of the communist era once again try to use the proven mental drugs of distorting past events with the ignoble intent to destroy national identity, faith, and loyalty to the values of history said the vice-president of the Hungarian national assembly.

"The past doesn't just appear out of the blue" but every generation has to study its lessons said the Fidesz politician pointing out that unfortunately, historical truth only slowly and superficially appears on the mental radar of the common people.

The goal of the two-day conference was to launch a Hungarian-Russian dialogue about the consequences of the collapse of communism in a "quite agitated Europe," said Zoltán Bíró, one of the organizers of the event.

He stressed that citizens of the two countries experienced the collapse of communism in the eighties and nineties of the last century differently, because "the Soviet people perceived it as a collapse of an empire."

(MTI –


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