Zakharova recalled a non-existent quote Thatcher
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in an example of Russophobia on the part of the Brits remember a non-existent phrase ascribed to the first woman Prime Minister of great Britain Margaret Thatcher. The words of a diplomat with a briefing by the Ministry cited on his Twitter page.
“In November 1991 in his speech in Houston, the ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher stated that “according to estimates of the world community economically viable residence in the territory of Russia only 15 million people””, — stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.
In the comments users have noticed that this quote Thatcher in official documents, including on the Fund’s website in her name, no. Further, there are no evidence that the Prime Minister gave a speech in Houston in 1991.
This quote is 100% fake books from 1997 Andrey Parshev “Why Russia is not America”. In any check the historical documents it is not. Well, in Houston in 1991, Thatcher did not act. pic.twitter.com/TArPgwGMRQ
— Alexey Kovalev (@Alexey__Kovalev) June 15, 2018
At the same time, the network spread such a phrase mentioned in the book of the Russian publicist Andrey Parshev “Why Russia is not America”.
“Once I got to recording some public Margaret Thatcher’s speech on foreign policy (…) So speaking about the prospects of the Soviet Union, she said something like this, does it not explaining: “the USSR economically reasonable accommodation 15 million people””, — stated in it.
#Zakharova: If someone can say that such a statement was not, we soon will rejoice https://t.co/AFFeIRhAvu
— Russian foreign Ministry ?? (@MID_RF) June 15, 2018
In March Zakharov quoted, assigned the Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may, that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov not worthy of his post. In fact, Mei did not utter such a phrase. Its author was the leader of the labour party Jeremy Corbyn, and the statement was addressed to the British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
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The attribution of the various phrases of historical figures is not uncommon. One of the most famous examples is the so-called DULLES plan, according to which the United States intended to secretly morally corrupt the population of the USSR. Common and “approved” the first woman in the position of U.S. Secretary of state Madeleine Albright that sole possession of Russia Siberia allegedly unfair. In reality, she didn’t say that, and a pathological hatred of women to the Slavs, the story of former General FSO Boris Ratnikova, intelligence agencies learned from reading her mind.