«Звездные моменты» венгерской русофобии = “Key Moments” in Hungarian Russophobia

Szvák, Gyula (2023) «Звездные моменты» венгерской русофобии = “Key Moments” in Hungarian Russophobia. RUSSIANSTUDIES.HU, 5 (2). pp. 151-168. ISSN 2677-0660


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No summary or monographical treatment exists of Hungarian Russophobia, nor even of the picture Hungarians have of the Russians in general. In providing glimpses, with the help of illustrations, of a few of the key moments in the history of Russophobia in Hungary, this article urges the continuation of research into this area and the writing of an overview of it. The first “moment” featured in the article is the 1581 Siege of Pskov, conducted under the leadership of István Báthory, and the final date is 2017, but the story could be carried forward up to the present day. Through analysis of the particulars, this study attempts to distinguish in every case between Russophobia par excellence and the anti-Russian stereotypes of the Middle Ages, and between censure directed not at the entire Russian people, but at the autocratic regime, and based not on xenophobia, but on criticism of the system.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > DK Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics / Oroszország
D History General and Old World / történelem > DN Middle Europe / Közép-Európa > DN1 Hungary / Magyarország
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2023 11:35
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023 11:35

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