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'Bad contemporary parody': Orban compares Soviet repression to methods used by EU

'Bad contemporary parody': Orban compares Soviet repression to methods used by EU Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, has allegedly observed a resemblance between the methods of the European Union and Soviet repression, according to the statement of the head of the Hungarian government.

Orban, during a speech commemorating the anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian anti-Soviet revolution, accused the European Union of trying to deprive his country of its uniqueness and impose liberal democracy upon it. He claimed that the Hungarian people rejected such an ideology.

He also added that Brussels "employs methods against Hungary that hearken back to the days of Soviet domination by Moscow."

"Today, things pop up that remind us of the Soviet times. Yes, it happens that history repeats itself. Fortunately, what once was a tragedy is now a comedy at best. Fortunately, Brussels is not Moscow. Moscow was a tragedy. Brussels is just a bad contemporary parody," emphasized the Prime Minister.

Controversial statements by Orban

Viktor Orban has made controversial statements and taken actions on several occasions. For instance, he stated that he did not consider Russian dictator Vladimir Putin a war criminal.

He also advocates for further cooperation with Moscow, despite its expansionist war against Ukraine. As a result, Orban's stance on the issue of Russian aggression often diverges from the position supported by the European Union.