«Вот называется друг,–мерзавец, а еще сидел рядом с товарищем Сталиным». О драматургии политических коммуникаций послевоенного времени
The article is devoted to the campaign in the USSR, dedicated to theFulton speech of Winston Churchill. An attempt is made to identify the features of communication between the state and the population in the period of late Stalinism. Political rituals of late Stalinism are considered as special theatrical actions that had the ability to shape the social reality of the postwar period. The article uses dramatic optics. This makes it pos-sible to identify the rules of using the political language. This makes it possible to detect gaps between the state ideology and the ideas of Soviet citizens. Sources of research are reports of party functionaries who were re-sponsible for political events. Analysis of these sources reveals perceptions and practices that go beyond ideo-logical campaigns. Lectures on the international situation became a platform where workers gained the oppor-tunity to have a demanding voice in relation to the government.