Category Archives: Russians

Book Recommendations


Since many of us are in social isolation mode, I have found myself doing a lot more reading recently than I usually do, and wanted to share with my readers a couple of my recent favorites. If you enjoy non-fiction, … Continue reading

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Reunion


After Russian armored units effectively crushed the Hungarian Revolution in November 1956, it didn’t take very long for the Iron Curtain to once again come crashing down around the country. If anything, security measures were enhanced to deter anyone from … Continue reading

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We Become Refugees


There is a very clear difference between a refugee and an immigrant. A refugee is one who leaves his country not willingly, as an immigrant does in seeking a different life, but out of absolute necessity in order save his … Continue reading

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Escaping Hungary – 1956


As the brief light of freedom rapidly dimmed on November 4, 1956, the possibility of attempting escape from Hungary crossed my parents mind, along with thousands of other Hungarians. My father, who by then had finished his training as an … Continue reading

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Hungary and the Revolution of 1956


Rakosi, the Communist leader in Hungary, was totally under Moscow’s control until, following Stalin’s death in 1953, a period of fluctuation set in. In July of 1953, he was deposed as Prime Minister in favor of Imre Nagy. Nagy was … Continue reading

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