Spies, business deals and criminals. How Orbán favors Russian interests instead of Western ones

In the past 12 years, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government has gotten into a situation many times, when they had to decide between the interests of Western allies, or Russia. Direkt36 has revealed many cases, where, in the end, the government favored Vladimir Putin and his circles. It occurred, for example, that they drove a Hungarian company out of business, just to be able to make space for a Russian firm.

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Hungarian journalists and critics of Orbán were targeted with Pegasus, a powerful Israeli cyberweapon

An international investigation has found that Pegasus has been abused by countries around the world. Hungarian targets include media company owner Zoltán Varga and people connected to him, Lajos Simicska’s son and lawyer, as well as several investigative journalists.

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Both Russian arms dealers Hungary extradited to Moscow instead of the U.S. now set free

How we exposed a secret conflict involving Russia, the United States, and Hungary

Russian arms dealer busted by U.S. agents in Hungary now out of jail after extradition

Diplomatic Cable Reveals U.S. Frustrated with Orban’s Hungary

Lord of War in Budapest: The DEA busted two Russian arms dealers and Hungary extradited them to Moscow