Soft underbelly of Europe

Soft underbelly of Europe
W.L.S Churchill Мягкое подбрюшье Европы (У. Черчилль)

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  • Мягкое подбрюшье Европы — С английского: Soft underbelly of Europe. Выражение сложилось на основе ряда заявлений премьер министра Великобритании (с 1940по 1945, с 1951 по 1955) Уипепюпа Леонарда Спенсера Черчилля (1874 1965). Так, в своем выступлении в палате общин (11… …   Словарь крылатых слов и выражений

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