Kremlin regrets West still clinging to Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech regarding Russia

According to the spokesman, the speech, which will mark its 75th anniversary on March 5, was an important milestone and “should never be forgotten”Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov Mikhail Metzel/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via APKremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov© Mikhail Metzel/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP

MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. The West’s view of Russia is still predominantly clinging to Winston Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in response to a TASS question on Wednesday.

According to him, the speech, which will mark its 75th anniversary on March 5, was an important milestone and “should never be forgotten.

The press secretary noted that Churchill’s landmark speech, along with the Long Telegram penned by US diplomat George F. Kennan in 1946, had shaped many Western countries’ attitudes towards the Soviet Union and Russia. “Much of this outlook has remained unchanged and, in many respects, unfortunately, it has even been fleshed out with confrontational overtones. Therefore, we certainly need to keep this in mind,” Peskov pointed out.

He also shed light on the fact that the mechanisms of confrontation, such as NATO, continued to exist. “They function, and they’re in operation. They were created for serious hostilities and not for peaceful cooperation. These institutions continue to work against us, forcing us to stay alert and take all the necessary measures to protect our country,” Peskov pointed out.

On March 5, 1946, then British Prime Minister and parliamentary opposition leader Winston Churchill delivered a speech at Westminster College in the Midwestern American town of Fulton, Missouri, in which he put forward the idea of forging an Anglo-American alliance to counter the international Communist movement led by Soviet Russia. The speech is believed to have marked the start of the Cold War.

(c)TASS 2021

7 comments

  • onlyfactsplease

    “Much of this outlook has remained unchanged and, in many respects, unfortunately, it has even been fleshed out with confrontational overtones.”
    Why would an asshole regret being considered an asshole when the asshole is an asshole?

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  • stanleyankiewicz

    A few quotes from that speech :

    We must make sure that [the United Nations’] work is fruitful … and not merely a frothing of words, that it is a true temple of peace.

    I do not believe that Soviet Russia desires war. What they desire is the fruits of war and the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines

    Here is the message of the British and American peoples to mankind. Let us preach what we practise—let us practise what we preach.

    Winston Churchill
    Churchill envisions a world in which the citizens of every nation enjoy the liberties and freedoms protected by democratic nations, including the right to vote, to speak freely, and to be tried fairly in a court of law. Churchill means for Britain and the United States to promote democracy as part of his plan for maintaining peace

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    • “I do not believe that Soviet Russia desires war. What they desire is the fruits of war…”

      And how true that is yet today. Those toilet thieves don’t want war they just want to steal and impose their will on people. They do it at home but its more fun for them abroad. That’s why more than half of Russian men end up in jail at one time or another. But without jobs or futures what else is there to do?

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