Trip to Moscow top prize in Hungary uprising quiz

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - It may not seem an appropriate prize but schoolchildren with the best knowledge of the 1956 Hungarian uprising, which was crushed by Soviet tanks, will win a trip to Moscow, Hungary's education ministry said on Monday.

The school quiz called Freedom Fighter 1956, run by the ministry, will culminate in a final round on October 23 to coincide with the uprising's 50th anniversary.

"The winners will spend some of the trip in Moscow archives, where they will hear lectures on the history of 1956 based on original documents that can only be found there," ministry spokesman Bela Szabo said.

Half a century ago, hundreds of thousands of Hungarians rose up against the pro-Moscow government. Soviet troops put down the revolt within weeks, killing more than 2,500 rebels.


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