The Embassy of Hungary in London and the Hungarian Cultural Center organized a series of events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution and freedom fight.

The first event was the opening of the exhibition of John Sadovy’s photos called ‘Hungarian Revolution in Pictures’ on 18 October 2016, with the participation of Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The next day, on 19 October 2016 the Embassy of Hungary organized a grand reception in the spectacular Guildhall where Minister Szijjártó joined
his colleague, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in praising the heroes of the Hungarian freedom fight. Minister Szijjártó in his opening speech emphasized, that Hungary has always fought for her freedom and sovereignty regardless of the size of the extreme overpower. If you have a look at the history of the Hungarian nation you can easily admit that we are a nation of freedom fighters. Hungary will always be thankful to the United Kingdom and London because they became the second home of many Hungarians and Hungary is proud of those Hungarians who came the United Kingdom, because they have contributed to the success of this wonderful country.