Hungary: Resurrection of Rakosi

Hungary's brutal onetime Stalinist boss Matyas Rakosi ended up badly. In 1956, he was deposed by Nikita Khrushchev as part of a destalinization program and spirited off to the Soviet Union. According to unofficial reports from Russia, he died in 1963 in the Kremlin hospital.

Or did he? For the past year, rumors have been reaching the West that Rakosi is very much alive and living with his Mongolian wife in Southern Siberia. There have also been reports that Rakosi, now 78 and ailing, is anxious to go home to die. According to reports from Budapest, the Hungarian Central Committee...

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