Fringe Russian party: Return Ukraine land to Hungary, Poland, Romania

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Could Hungary actually see an increase in national territory for the first time since the 19th century? Um, most assuredly not, it seems, but if the fantastical scenario proposed by the far-right Russian Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) came to fruition, this would indeed happen at the expense of Ukraine. 

According to reports from Russia-based news agency Interfax, LDPR president/Duma Deputy Speaker/well-known bombastic nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky informed that his party was considering proposing a referendum along the lines described before the assembled Duma last week.

The proposal calls specifically for the return of the Transcarpathia region to Hungary, the Chernovtsy region to Romania and a wide swathe of five “formerly Polish regions” to Poland. In a communiqué to the three nations, Zhirinovsky urged the holding of similar referenda calling for the return of this land. “It’s never too late to correct historical errors,” he wrote.

The LDPR currently holds 11.4% of seats in the Duma and generally vote along the lines of the majority United Russia party of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and President Vladimir Putin.

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