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September 19, 1989 | From the Washington Post
A senior Hungarian official said Monday it is time to begin "creating conditions" that could facilitate a historic shift of Hungary out of the Soviet-dominated Warsaw Pact alliance. Matyas Szuros, newly elected Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, told Washington Post editors and reporters that he envisages such an eventual shift "within a climate of trust" between Hungary and the Soviet Union.
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June 24, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enterprising Hungarian merchants have cashed in on a recent swell of anti-Soviet sentiment by offering T-shirts depicting a fat-necked Kremlin general and the Russian words for "Comrades, You're Finished!" The T-shirts are selling briskly as Hungarians express pride and patriotism upon the departure of the last of 50,000 Soviet troops from their homeland, the end of more than 46 years of occupation.
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January 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hungarian Prime Minister Miklos Nemeth said the Soviet Union agrees that there is no reason to keep troops in Hungary and that negotiations will begin soon on withdrawing them. Nemeth said Hungarian and Soviet officials will meet in Budapest soon to work out the details of the withdrawal.
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February 4, 1991 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former Communist Party official was blunt and grave about his fears: "All signs point to a strong military dictatorship emerging in the Soviet Union," he said. "Not only is Hungary afraid of this, but all the other countries of this region are afraid of this as well." A politician in Budapest agreed.
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November 15, 1988
A new group has been formed in Hungary to press for multi-party elections with non-Communist candidates and to demand that Budapest renegotiate its ties with the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, official media reported. The Federation of Free Democrats also called for the withdrawal of the estimated 65,000 Soviet troops in Hungary. The group was launched in Budapest at a meeting of independent political, ecological, religious and youth organizations, a participant said.
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March 21, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
Tivador Partai, the president of the revived Smallholders Party in Hungary, is 80 years old. His study in the old house in the Buda hills where he has lived most of his life is lined with books and mementos, portraits of long-dead heroes and framed photos of political allies, snapshots taken back when their hair was thick and their hopes were high. "I am old and sick now," he said recently in an interview, the tone in his deep voice one not of self-pity but of straightforward reality.
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January 9, 1990 | Associated Press
The Red Army will pull out an airborne regiment, two tank battalions and 6,000 troops from Hungary this year, Col. Gen. Grigory Krivosheyev, Soviet deputy chief of staff, said Monday.
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July 9, 1988 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
A senior State Department official said Friday the United States has received "increasing indications" that the Soviet Union may unilaterally pull some or all of its 65,000 troops out of Hungary, where they have been stationed since they crushed a revolt in 1956. A Soviet troop cut announcement, rumored for more than a year, could come next week at a summit meeting in Warsaw of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev and leaders of the Warsaw Pact nations. Gennady I.
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May 16, 1990 | Reuters
Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia's bids for independence "cannot be stopped," new Hungarian President Arpad Goncz said Tuesday. At a press conference here after meeting U.S. Jewish leaders, Goncz also said that Hungary's newly formed non-Communist government will want out of the Warsaw Pact, but it will have to find a way that will satisfy all parties, including the Soviet Union.
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December 9, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
The Eastern European response Thursday to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's plan for troop reductions in Warsaw Pact nations ranged from a cautious expression of "understanding" in Czechoslovakia to enthusiasm in Hungary. Gorbachev announced Wednesday that, as part of an overall Soviet armed forces reduction of 500,000 troops in the next two years, 50,000 troops and 5,000 tanks will be withdrawn from Eastern Europe.
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January 22, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary want the final meeting of the Warsaw Pact set by the end of February or they will take steps to dissolve the obsolete defense bloc without the Soviet Union's involvement, foreign ministers of the three East European states warned Monday.
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June 7, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Joszef Antall headed Wednesday for a Warsaw Pact summit in Moscow after declaring that the Kremlin-led defense alliance has "lost its function" and should be abolished by the end of next year. Antall said the military structure of the alliance violates Hungarian sovereignty and that his government has compiled a list of grievances to air at the East Bloc gathering in the wake of Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's visit to the United States.
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May 16, 1990 | Reuters
Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia's bids for independence "cannot be stopped," new Hungarian President Arpad Goncz said Tuesday. At a press conference here after meeting U.S. Jewish leaders, Goncz also said that Hungary's newly formed non-Communist government will want out of the Warsaw Pact, but it will have to find a way that will satisfy all parties, including the Soviet Union.
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May 2, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Hungary's newly elected Parliament convenes for the first time today, it will attempt to set the record straight on 40 years of thwarted history and point the nation on a course that heads directly West. By unanimous agreement among the six main parties represented in Parliament, its first action will be to rewrite history so that the failed 1956 Hungarian uprising against Soviet domination will henceforth be portrayed as a "war of independence."
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March 10, 1990 | Reuters
The Soviet Union reached agreement with Hungary on Friday to withdraw all its troops from Hungary by the middle of 1991, after having them there "temporarily" since the end of World War II, the Hungarian MTI news agency said. In a report from Moscow, it said withdrawal of the 50,000 troops will begin next Monday and be finished by June 30, 1991.
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February 2, 1990 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush's proposal for accelerated superpower troop cuts in Central Europe is "a step in the right direction" and the Soviet Union is ready to talk more about it, Foreign Ministry spokesman Gennady I. Gerasimov said Thursday. However, he added, "it is not a good sign" that the Bush Administration appears to have ruled out for now even deeper manpower cuts on the Continent.
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January 22, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary want the final meeting of the Warsaw Pact set by the end of February or they will take steps to dissolve the obsolete defense bloc without the Soviet Union's involvement, foreign ministers of the three East European states warned Monday.
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January 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hungarian Prime Minister Miklos Nemeth said the Soviet Union agrees that there is no reason to keep troops in Hungary and that negotiations will begin soon on withdrawing them. Nemeth said Hungarian and Soviet officials will meet in Budapest soon to work out the details of the withdrawal.
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January 9, 1990 | Associated Press
The Red Army will pull out an airborne regiment, two tank battalions and 6,000 troops from Hungary this year, Col. Gen. Grigory Krivosheyev, Soviet deputy chief of staff, said Monday.
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