Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Looking at the Parliament

The statue of Imre Nagy stands on a little bridge over a small pond facing the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest. Imre Nagy was a communist politician who twice was Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary. His second term ended as the Soviets invaded Hungary and toppled his government during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. He was arrested, tried for treason and executed two years later.