About the 2.0 Iron Curtain: how it will be
In the sense that for the survival of a superpower, it absolutely needs confrontation.
It's all simple.
It is enough to listen to the speeches of our “liberal column”, which directly says that “the Iron Curtain is falling again on Russia”, “Russia is again being isolated from the whole world” - read: because of its bad behavior.
And what is characteristic: it says everything in such a way that the reader / viewer understands: we have so messed up with “the rest of the world” that we are forced, in order not to tempt our “bydlovatnikov population,” to isolate it from the world. And everything will start as in the scary stories of those who are now behind 60: OVIR, “at least a scarecrow, even a carcass, just have time to dump”, other cute little things.
Oh well. The point is not even that “the rest of the world” somehow suddenly shrinks to the size of the US territory, plus or minus some funny protectorates, successfully defending themselves against Oleg Gazmanov and Joseph Davidovich Kobzon. The matter here is somewhat different: as a matter of fact, as now, “then” the Soviet Union also did not intend to introduce any “iron curtains”.
And - did not enter.
In order to understand this, it suffices to recall the numerous “trips to Europe” of Soviet cultural figures in 20 – 30-s: even the “unprintable and persecuted” Mikhail Bulgakov asked to go abroad as something taken for granted. And all the rest, from Babel and Kataev to Mayakovsky and the re-emigrant Tolstoy, disappeared there. At that time Kobe's rather “oppositional” childhood personal friend Ilya Grigorievich Bukharin Ehrenburg did not really get out of Paris, despite all the shootings of “the enemies of the people from the Trotsky-Bukharinist bloc”.
And drove - not just writers.
Engineers went (very many, by the way, in the USA where they were actively studying), the military, just travelers (it was then, by the way, Soviet Russia was actively describing and exploring the Himalayas and Tibet) - and many people traveled.
Including numerous "workers delegations".
"Resort", however, did not go.
But even then, not because they did not allow it, but because it was at that time deprived of large-capacity Boeings, Ilov and other Airbusians, to put it mildly, a bit far and expensive for workers and peasants. You'd be surprised, the American and German hard workers didn’t go anywhere either.
As a matter of fact, the term “iron curtain” in its current interpretation was introduced by a certain W. Churchill 5 in March 1946, during the famous “Fulton speech”, when he demanded its introduction for “protection from communism”. For both communism and the Soviet Union became, according to the results of the Second World War, for the population of "developed democracies" as if they were too attractive. Although, before Churchill, there were also enough people who wanted to introduce an “iron curtain” against Soviet Russia, and not in the USSR at all. On the subject between the two world wars, a certain Georges Clemenceau formulated: “we want to put an iron curtain around Bolshevism, which will prevent it from destroying civilized Europe” (c).
Strictly speaking, it is this very practice with regard to “civilized Europe”, despite its desperate resistance and the absence of any presence of “Russian Bolshevism”, the Anglo-Saxon countries want to apply now, starting with the “information curtain”, beyond which they can talk the Malaysian "Boeing" shot down in general, anything.
History, as we know, repeats.
And most often it repeats like a farce.
... And it is not by chance that the “informational techniques” that the “free world” uses today as advanced, to any former student of the “ideological faculties”, such as the journalism department of the Moscow State University of late Soviet times, painfully resemble the lectures on the theory of party press and other “propaganda and agitation” .
Remember, maybe somebody this bearded anecdote of the times of the “minor political figure of the epoch of Alla Pugacheva” L.I. Brezhnev?
Well, about the train going to communism, when it suddenly stops?
Head of the train V.I. Lenin: "Check the party and class essence of the driver and organize a work day."
Organized, went further.
Head I.V. Stalin: "To lay the rails, the driver to shoot for sabotage."
L.I. Brezhnev: “To send a machinist to Israel, swing a wagon, close everyone's eyes and say we are going” ...
It seems that our partners are already at the conventionally “Brezhnev” stage.
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