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13th February, 2020

Exhibition opens in metro carriages

A photo exhibition will be on display on metro lines M2, M3 and M4 in Budapest until April 11.

The exhibition, titled “Budapest Is Free – February 13, 1945”, features posters depicting the siege of Budapest by the Soviet Red Army that ended 75 years ago this month.

Mayor Gergely Karacsony said in his opening speech that the pictures had been selected “to remind everyone of the painful past in a way that they can still bear.”

Speeches were also made by BKV managing director Tibor Bolla, deputy mayor Erzsebet Gy. Nemeth, and Peter Kirschner, president of the Hungarian Jewish Cultural Society, one of the editors of the exhibition. (hvg.hu; hirado.hu; ezalenyeg.hu; szmo.hu)
13th February, 2020

Hungary to face France, Russia in Fed Cup final

The Hungarian women’s tennis team has been drawn against title defender France and Russia in group matches at the Budapest finals of the Fed Cup in April.

Gabor Juhasz, who was recently elected general secretary of the Hungarian Tennis Federation, said he has submitted his resignation as team manager to be able to focus on his duties as general secretary. Juhasz said world champion Timea Babos would play doubles for the Hungarian team at the Cup. (24.hu; magyarnemzet.hu; nso.hu; borsonline.hu; nepszava.hu)
13th February, 2020

Police seize major drug haul

Police seized over Ft 70 million worth of drugs in the home of a Dutch man and his Hungarian companion in Fot, Pest county, Budapest Police department head Attila Balotai told Inforadio on Wednesday.

Balotai said the house search netted a pistol, 11 kg of marijuana, 3 kg of ecstasy tablets, 2 kg of amphetamine and more than a kilo of cocaine. Some Ft 48 million worth of forints and foreign currencies and two vehicles worth about Ft 60 million were also seized.

Police received an anonymous tip in the middle of last week about a Dutch national keeping a firearm without a permit. The 40-year-old man had earlier been implicated in a drug-related crime.

The man and his companion were met by police at Liszt Ferenc International Airport on Sunday as they returned from abroad, after which police conducted the house search. (infostart.hu; blikk.hu hirtv.hu; 168ora.hu; 24.hu)

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