My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you that I have signed legislation to outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.
Ronald Reagan 11/08/1984
Testing a microphone, unaware he was being recorded.
If you look ahead 10 years, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the people of Russia had become fans of missile defence.
We must not fall into the trap of projecting our own morality onto the Soviet leaders. They do not share our aspirations, they are not constrained by our ethics, they always consider themselves exempt from the rules that bind other states.
Margaret Thatcher 30/09/1983
What happened in Russia in 1917 wasn't a revolution - it was a coup d'etat.
Margaret Thatcher 13/10/1989
There are forces more powerful and pervasive than the apparatus of war. You may chain a man, but you cannot chain his mind. You may enslave him, but you will not conquer his spirit. In every decade since the war Soviet leaders have been reminded that their pitiless ideology only survives because it is maintained by force. But the day will come when the anger and frustration of the people is so great that force cannot contain it. Then the edifice cracks; the mortar crumbles; one day, liberty will dawn on the other side of the wall.
Margaret Thatcher 29/10/1982
Remarks in Berlin.
The Russians put guns before butter. We put just about everything before guns.
Margaret Thatcher 20/01/1976