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Putin Acolytes Show Depth of Europe’s Divide

Supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at a freedom march in Budapest on March 15.

Supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at a freedom march in Budapest on March 15.

Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

For all of the talk of Western unity in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, important divisions persist.

Nowhere is that more evident than in Hungary and Serbia, where Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest pre-war European allies are poised to win re-election on Sunday.