A misrepresentation of historical facts. Winston Churchill's speech at the Westminster College at Fulton in the United States describes how the Soviet side has pulled down an "Iron Curtain" from the Baltic to the Adriatic Sea.
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in some cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow.
Churchill emphasises in this speech Russia's decisive role in defeating the Nazis and welcomes Russia as "one of the leading nations of the world".
We understand the Russian need to be secure on her western frontiers by the removal of all possibility of German aggression. We welcome Russia to her rightful place among the leading nations of the world. We welcome her flag upon the seas. Above all, we welcome constant, frequent and growing contacts between the Russian people and our own people on both sides of the Atlantic.