Churchill's Fulton speech did not originate from scratch. The British have a genetic dislike for Russia - a huge, rich country, unfairly, in their opinion, gifted by God. The island nation has never been friends with Russia, except in cases where it was threatened with, if not complete destruction, then a considerable bashing. In time to sneak up and cover up their precious lives by the mighty Russian army is the only point of contact between England and these "wild Russians." There are plenty of examples - the threat of Napoleon and Hitler invasions. At the same time, there is no sense of gratitude, or at least recognition of their salvation, and they do allow themselves to be saved. Boorish superiority in relation to the Russian does not leave them for a minute: the documentary footage of the chronicles from the cult Soviet film “17 Moments of Spring” is an example of this. Like this short and very plump arrogant man literally climbed into the faces of Russian soldiers, considering this alien day of his miracle.
Churchill's Fulton speech was uttered in 1946, and in 1943, this exalted seer and orator was the operation “Unthinkable”, regarded as the third world war between England and the USA with the Soviet Union, the destruction of which was always the true desire of Britain. Manic-nurturing plans to discredit Russia, to physically destroy it — all this aggression for centuries miraculously turned into a struggle for peace with the monstrous Mordor, be it the Soviet state or modern Russia.
Churchill's Fulton speech is considered the beginning of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. That is, it was considered anti-Soviet. Essentially, it was anti-Russian, because the example of today's events, when almost a quarter of a century like the USSR does not exist, the attitude of the West to our country fully illustrates the famous speech. Recently declassified documents indicate that it was not only a private concern expressed aloud, as was presented (Churchill was not Prime Minister at the time of her speech in Fulton). This was the initial act of fighting the hated enemy on all fronts. And dropping the atomic bomb on the Kremlin, about which the Earl of Marlborough implored the Americans, was also part of the plans of the “great” politician, that fattened man with an extremely unpleasant face.
Churchill's Fulton speech, as the name implies, was uttered in the hometown of G. Truman Fulton, Missouri, in the gym of the University of Westminster, March 5, 1946. She was preparing as a "historical" and "epochal." The people were driven (driven away from us, they are rushing at the call of the heart) set. W. Churchill thought through every detail and was very pleased with himself: this speech was the most famous of his performance in historical and political terms. Of course, the moment to throw off the masks and not to play more allies more than matured: control over Iranian oil, which the Soviet Union claimed to participate in, expansion of communist influence — all required an announcement of the USSR if not hot, then.
Churchill's Fulton speech was directed at this. Its summary is as follows: the USSR is declared, as is now customary to say, the “evil empire”, an “iron curtain” (the term first used by Goebbels) is established between it and the “enlightened” West, the “beacon of democracy” USA. There was a call for the unification of all the "progressive" forces of mankind in the fight against evil and the release of the East European countries who were moaning under the yoke. Churchill owned the oratorio to perfection. Erudite, brilliantly educated man in his speeches resorted to methods of hyperbolization and spectacular comparisons.
This speech, like no other, has reached the task set, therefore it is considered to be a masterpiece, later studied to the smallest details, among which were very impartial things for the speaker. So, on the eve of the train Winston and Harry (so they agreed to treat each other, including people, demonstrating personal friendship and mutual sympathy) played poker. And Churchill uttered an unambiguous phrase about betting on two jacks (knave), subtly hinting at the second meaning of this word - “fraudster”. That is, the two of them went to "turn the little thing", and they managed to do this in full. The cunning, cynicism, unprincipledness of this politician is not only justified by the fight against world evil - they are elevated to dignity.
Reaction to speech
Winston Churchill's Fulton speech is highly valued by modern Western politicians, especially in the United States. R. Reagan said that it was from this speech that the modern West and the world was born on our planet.
In short, the praise is not something to count - the enemies of Russia went wild and united in a single impulse. But there was, of course, another reaction, and not only in the Soviet Union. Only a year passed after the defeat of Hitler's Germany, and the disregard for the elementary sense of gratitude towards the former ally of many people was repelled by the new imposed policy of the West, which was proclaimed by Churchill's Fulton speech. In the USSR, the reaction was quick and unambiguous: Stalin called Churchill a Nazi. And this was true, since the rhetoric of speech fully corresponded to Goebbels propaganda.
Of course, the Kremlin was not surprised by this speech. It was clearly expressed that has long been hanging over the Soviet country. The full text of the speech, Stalin and Molotov, the then foreign minister, was read the next morning. Academician E.V. Tarle wrote the article “Churchill saber-rattling”, published in Izvestia, and a few days later an interview appeared on Stalin, in which he gave a worthy answer.
The most interesting thing is that, without stopping for a minute, constantly attacking, insulting, humiliating our country not only with words, but also with actions, these people are hoarse, splashing saliva, yelling, calling our country "aggressor."
The policy of the West in relation to our country is rightly called the long echo of the Fulton speech. The leader of the British opposition not only attacked the USSR, he "defended" the countries of Eastern Europe, moaning under the hated government. After the victory of the revolution in 1917, this chronic hater of Russia managed, under the slogan of fighting evil, to organize a “campaign of 14 countries” against the young republic. The goal of Fulton speech is to unite the West against the same, hated to gnash of the country. A detailed analysis of Churchill's Fulton speech was carried out hundreds of times on both sides of the Iron Curtain, always with the opposite results. And for each anniversary of this speech, disputes will arise again and again, and each of the parties will remain with deep conviction that they are right. Churchill, and this was his political flair, took upon himself the right to kindle this fire in the post-war world.