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Blue and Yellow Cockades

In late 1918, in Felsőverecke (Verkhni Vorota) the local gendarmes interrogated a pro-Ukrainian Greek Catholic parson who was charged with anti-Hungarian propaganda. Felsőverecke (Verkhni Vorota) was one of the settlements whose community did not want to cooperate with the pro-Hungarian National Council of Hungarian Ruthenians. The interrogators’ report testifies to the fact that the suspect, when asked about his political ...

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On the legal content of the notion “indigenous people” and differentiation of national minorities depending on the absence of a kin-state

During his official visit to Kyiv, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affair Péter Szijjártó submitted a package of proposals aimed at reducing the tension related to the Law on Education. On the same day, Ukrainian Minister of Education Hanna Novosad rejected the proposals, calling them unacceptable. Such a swift response indicates that the Ministry of Education and Science may not have ...

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The day of Hungarian culture – celebration in Beregszász

The civil organization Pro Cultura Subcarpathica (PCS) celebrated the day of Hungarian culture on January 23rd in the Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute named after Ferenc Rákóczi II. It was a charity event, on which collects donations to support Hungarian students of art schools in Transcarpathia.

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The Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association’s position on the right to receive education in the native language in Ukraine

The Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association’s position on the right to receive education in the native language in Ukraine in connection with the Law on Complete General Secondary Education. On January 16, 2020, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Bill No. 0901 on Complete Secondary Education (327 people’s deputies voted in favor). It is worth noting that all other factions ...

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Can the Rákóczi Institute be closed? – Ildikó Orosz answers

As it has been previously reported, there is a possibility that some Ukrainian higher education institutions will be shut down. The depo.ua Ukrainian news portal mentioned the Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute named after Ferenc Rákóczi II (II RF KMF) in the list of possible shut downs. Regarding the news, Dr. Ildikó Orosz, rector of the Rákóczi Institute, shared her views with ...

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The Ruska Kraina Experiment

In early December 1918 Ruthenian representatives of various political views from north-eastern Hungarian counties went to Budapest by a special train. The train might have been slow due to the shortage of coal in the post-war months in Hungary, so they had to economize on heating in the locomotive. The Ruthenian delegates were going to a meeting organized for 10 ...

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