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Budapest Albanian hero monument not Albanian enough

The statue of Skanderbeg as posted by the Albanian ambassador in Hungary (left) and a bust of Skanderbeg located in Geneva, Switzerland (right). Image: Balkan Insight / Twitter

A statue of Albanian hero George Castriota Skanderbeg (Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbej or Skënderbeu in Albanian) set to be displayed in Budapest has caused outrage, due to an alleged lack of Albanian features.

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