Churchill's Fulton speech did not emerge from scratch. The British have a genetic dislike for Russia - a huge, rich country, unfairly, in their view, gifted by God. The island state has never been friendly with Russia, except in cases when it was threatened if not by complete destruction, then by considerable trepidation. In time to fleece and cover up their precious lives with a mighty Russian army - England's only contact point with these "savage Russians". There are plenty of examples - the threat of Napoleonic and Hitler invasions. At the same time, there is no feeling of gratitude or at least recognition of their salvation in sight - they allow themselves to be saved. Hamskie superiority in relation to the Russian does not leave them for a minute: the documentary footage of the chronicle from the cult Soviet film "17 Moments of Spring" is an example. As this short and very well-fed brazen man literally climbed into the faces of Russian soldiers, considering this extraterrestrial day a miracle.
Churchill's Fulton speech was pronounced in 1946, and in 1943 this unbelievable seer and speaker developed Operation Unthinkable, regarded as the third world war of England and the United States with the Soviet Union, the destruction of which was always the true desire of Great Britain. Manic hanging plans to discredit Russia, to physically destroy it - all this aggression for centuries miraculously turned into a struggle for peace with a monstrous Mordor - whether it be a 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. In fact, it was anti-Russian, because on the example of today's events, when for almost a quarter of a century the USSR is not even in sight, the attitude of the West to our country fully illustrates the famous speech. The documents declassified recently show that it was not only a public concern expressed by the public, as it was presented (at the time of the speech in Fulton, Churchill was not the prime minister). This was the initial act of fighting the hated enemy on all fronts. And the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Kremlin, about which the Earl of Mallboro implored the Americans, was also part of the plans of the "great" politician, this flabbergasted man with an extremely unpleasant face.
A win-win performance
Churchill's Fulton speech, as the name implies, was uttered in the hometown of G. Truman Fulton of Missouri, in the sports hall of Westminster University, on March 5, 1946. It was prepared as "historical" and "epochal". The people were driven (they drive us, they rush at the call of the heart) a lot. W. Churchill thought it through to the smallest detail and was very pleased with himself: this speech became his most famous speech in the historical and political plans. Of course, the moment to throw off the masks and not play more in the allies is more than overdue: control over the Iranian oil, in which the Soviet Union aspired to participate, and the expansion of communist influence, all demanded the announcement if not of the hot and cold war of the USSR.
Churchill's Fulton speech was aimed at this. Its summary is as follows: the USSR is declared, as it is customary to say now, an "evil empire", an "Iron Curtain" (the term first used by Goebbels) is established between it and the "enlightened" West, the "dominant country in the struggle against barbarians" USA. There was a call for the unification of all the "progressive" forces of mankind in the fight against evil and the liberation of the groaning under the yoke of the Eastern European countries. Churchill had perfected his oratorical methods. An erudite, brilliantly educated man in his speeches resorted to methods of hyperbolization and effective comparisons.
This speech, like no other, has reached its goal, and therefore it is considered a masterpiece, studied subsequently to the smallest detail, among which there were very unpleasant things for the speaker. So, on the eve of the train Winston and Harry (as they agreed to address each other, including in public, showing personal friendship and mutual sympathy) played poker. And Churchill uttered an unambiguous phrase about the bet on two jacks (knave), subtly hinting at the second meaning of the word - "swindler." That is, they were traveling together to "turn the dealers", and they managed to do it in full. The cunning, cynicism, unprincipledness of this politician is not only justified by the fight against the world evil - they are elevated to dignity.
Reaction to speech
Fulton speech Winston Churchill is highly valued and modern politicians of the West, especially in the United States. R. Reagan said that it was from this speech that the modern West and the world on our planet were born.
In a word, praise is not something to be considered - the enemies of Russia were delighted 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 of the elementary sense of gratitude to the former ally of many people repelled the new imposed policy of the West, proclaimed by Churchill's Fulton speech. In the USSR, the reaction was quick and unequivocal: Stalin called Churchill a Nazi. And this was true, since the rhetoric of speech fully corresponded to Goebbels' propaganda.
Of course, this speech did not surprise the Kremlin at all. It was clearly stated that for a long time already hung over the Soviet country. Stalin and Molotov, the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, read the full text of the speech the next morning. Academician EV Tarle wrote an article, "Churchill Squeaks with Weapons," published in "Izvestia", and a few days later appeared an interview with Stalin, in which he gave a worthy answer.
The most interesting is that, without stopping for a minute, constantly attacking, insulting, humiliating our country not only with words but also with actions, these people hoarse, splashing saliva, yelling, calling our country an "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 power. After the victory of the revolution in 1917, this chronic hatred of Russia managed to organize a "march of 14 countries" against the young republic under the slogan of combating evil. The purpose of the Fulton speech is to unite the West against the same hated to the teeth of the country. A detailed analysis of Churchill's Fulton speech was conducted hundreds of times on both sides of the Iron Curtain, always with opposite results. And for each anniversary of this speech, disputes will arise again and again, and each side will remain with a deep conviction of its rightness. Churchill, and this showed his political flair, took upon himself the right to kindle this fire in the post-war world.