Tag: Budapest (Hungary)

The Stunning Grandeur of Soviet-Era Metros

It was a cold day in December 2014, and I was waiting for the train at Shchukinskaya, a station on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. Though the subway trains in Moscow are celebrated for their punctuality, this particular train was running late, giving me longer than usual to gaze at the scenery around […]

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In Hungary’s Heartland, Orban Faces a Unified Challenge to His Rule

HODMEZOVASARHELY, Hungary — A devout Catholic, he abhors abortion as “murder” and once voted for Viktor Orban, Hungary’s pugnacious populist leader, impressed by his promises to root out corruption and end the disarray left by years of leftist rule. On Sunday, however, Peter Marki-Zay, the mayor of this town in Hungary’s conservative rural heartland, became […]

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