Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 50. Where are the new buildings going? 12/15/2021 Expert response 0 + –
& ndash; A beautiful legend about the addiction of Churchill to our cognac was common in the & nbsp; USSR and & nbsp; even migrated to & nbsp; Britain, & nbsp; & ndash; tells the candidate of historical sciences Alexander Bayramov . & nbsp; & ndash; In & nbsp; 2012 & nbsp; g. the Evening Standard newspaper mentioned that at the & nbsp; Yalta Conference 1945 & nbsp; g. Stalin treated Churchill with Armenian brandy. The prime minister liked him so much that Stalin ordered him to send him a box of brandy every month.
Here, only the first part of the story is true. The conference participants in & nbsp; Yalta were really treated to alcoholic beverages produced in the & nbsp; Union, in & nbsp; t. & Nbsp; h. and & nbsp; cognac. Documents only confirm that the cognac was “ Caucasian '' shy; skim. According to the recollections of eyewitnesses, Churchill preferred other drinks.
For example, the British Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Cadogan wrote: “The Prime Minister is feeling well, although he is gushing buckets of Caucasian champagne.” According to the recollections of his contemporaries, Churchill drank an & nbsp; average of 2 & nbsp; bottles per & nbsp; day. & laquo; Alcohol & nbsp; & ndash; is an anesthesia that allows you to undergo an operation called life '', & nbsp; & ndash; he spoke.
Air Marshal Alexander Golovanov and & nbsp; scout Zoya Zarubina in & nbsp; their memoirs recall that Churchill highly appreciated Armenian brandy in & nbsp; 1942 & nbsp; … in & nbsp; Moscow and & nbsp; in 1943 & nbsp; g. in & nbsp; Tehran. But & nbsp; neither then, nor afterwards did anyone send him bottles on a regular & nbsp; basis. Yes & nbsp; and & nbsp; Technologist of Yerevan Brandy Factory Markar Sedrakyan, who created famous brandy varieties, nobody has ever exiled to Siberia.