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1956 Hungarian Uprising

Uprising in Budapest

Rioting against the Russians erupted throughout Hungary. Imry Nagy became Premier and demanded the withdrawal of Soviet troops. The Soviets initially complied, but changed course and returned to Budapest to put down the revolt. Thirty thousand revolutionaries were killed. The uprising lasted from October 23 to November 6th. Two years later, Imry Nagy was executed for his part in the uprising.