THE BALKANS: Southern Relatives

Only well-known European language which even remotely resembles the difficult Magyar tongue is Finnish. Mainly for this reason, sentimental Hungarians consider the Finns "our northern cousins." Last week Hungarians were dismayed to hear of the Soviet invasion of Finland. At the same time fear of the Russians came nearer home with disturbing occurrences on their own Russian (recently Polish) frontier. Red Army soldiers, it was reported, fired on Hungarian sentries. More important, Hungarian military authorities seized large batches of Communist propaganda pamphlets shipped into eastern Carpatho-Ukraine, the mountainous district which Hungary...

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