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The Gingerbread Villages of Hungary

As Christmas nears, a number of villages have prepared their gingerbread “maquettes.” Perhaps the most “traditional” gingerbread village is Baranya County’s Geresdlak that has once again made its cookie version this year. There are 350 properties in the village, and everyone is responsible to prepare his/her own home which they put together on the …

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Spectacular Photos from the Hungary 365 Photography Competition Winners

The winners of the “Hungary 365” photo competition were announced on Wednesday in Budapest. Photographers could apply to three categories: nature and landscape, built and material heritage, urban and rural community and everyday life. The jury awarded three prizes in each of the three categories. The Hungary 365 photo competition’s aim is …

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Budapest Through an Italian World-Traveler’s Eyes

Italian world-traveler and photo enthusiast Marco DiLeo visited Budapest earlier this year and uploaded his photos of the stunning Hungarian capital to his flickr page. We have collected some of the best shots of the most spectacular sights and buildings of Budapest, including Parliament, Heroes Square, Buda Castle, and the Citadel …

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Putin in Budapest: Russia to further Deepen Ties with Hungary

Russia considers Hungary an important partner in supplying gas to Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest on Wednesday. The mechanism allowing Hungary and Russia to cooperate at the highest level has been in place for several years now and has …

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Orbán on 1956: Hungarians Wanted Free, Independent Country in Europe of Nations

Hungarians in 1956 wanted a “free and independent” country for themselves in the “Europe of nations”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told a state commemoration of Hungary’s anti-Soviet uprising of 1956 at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music on Wednesday. On October 23, 1956, Hungarians demanded to be given back their right to …

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