Hungary summons Russian ambassador after "degrading" revolt comments

Hungary summons Russian ambassador after "degrading" revolt commentsHungary condemned Russian state TV for unfavouravle comments of its 1956 revolt against USSR rule amid the uprising's 60th anniversary on Sunday, DW.

Hungarian authorities said on Tuesday the comments made on Russian state TV about its 1956 revolt against Soviet communist rule were "degrading," as it summoned Moscow's ambassador to the foreign ministry.

The public broadcaster apparently described the armed rebellion as "riots," during which "thousands of former Nazis were liberated from prison."

The Russian state TV channel also insinuated that the US and Western European countries had orchestrated the uprising.

It described the revolt as the first of the "colour revolutions," like Ukraine's "Orange Revolution" in 2005.

The state news agency MTI said in a statement: "In a meeting, the ministry will make it clear that we will not accept any unfavorable representation of the 1956 revolution and its heroes."
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