Monday, January 27, 2014

Hungarians see secret archives

The Russians have made secret archives available to Hungarian researchers according to Hungarian News Agency MTI. A Hungarian delegation recently visited a Russian military archive to examine secret documents. This is a significant event because it is the first time that the Russians have allowed a Hungarian delegation to do so.

Historians can now research documents that might bring new information to light about the First and Second World War. Hungarian Ministry of Defence officials are hoping that new information can be found to a number of unanswered questions that Hungarians have had for decades.

It is estimated that there are millions of documents held in the Russian military archives. The access to the secret archives is most likely a result of the recent warming of relations between Hungary and Russia. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met Russian President Vladimir Putin recently in Moscow for nuclear power plant talks.

The result of the meeting was very positive considering the less than positive history of relations between both countries since the end of the Cold War. Both Hungary and Russia are finding common ground as both countries are resisting pressures from internationalist and globalist forces.

For more on the meeting of the two leaders, click here.