Disinfo: The Hungarian uprising against communist rule in 1956, which the…

Summary

The Hungarian uprising against communist rule in 1956, which the country commemorates every year on 23 October as Republic Day, was in fact hijacked by the West, whose intelligence services were already designing techniques to turn peaceful protests into bloody chaos at that time.

Disproof

Often repeated disinformation that any anti-Soviet / anti-Russian uprising is a "colour revolution orchestrated by the West". Hungary officially protested against these remarks: bit.ly/2fg1kvx, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/10/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Hungary
  • Keywords: West, Chaos, Protest, Colour revolutions

Disclaimer

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Disproof

No evidence given. Lug-info is well known for spreading pro-Kremlin and anti-Ukrainian disinformation.