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Churchill's great-grandkids visit Fulton, talk Ukraine

Published On: Mar 01 2014 11:14:01 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 01 2014 11:14:25 PM CST
Churchill descendents praise Westminster College, talk Ukraine



As tension rise between Russia and the United States over military intervention in Ukraine, Westminster College honored the descendents of the man who once famously said "beware of the Soviet Union."

Sir Winston Churchill's great-grandchildren were in attendance for National Churchill Weekend in Fulton Saturday.

They were joined by Churchill biographer Paul Reid, who gave the keynote address. While all addressed Churchill's tenacity for building consensus and his love for America, he tensions with Russia also came up.

"The West is waiting to see - what does Putin do?" Reid told reporters Saturday. "And it reminds me, in some regards, of exactly 100 years ago."

Churchill gave his famous "Iron Curtain" speech on the Westminster College campus in March 1946. His descendents praised the campus and the National Churchill Museum.

On Saturday, President Obama called his Russia counterpart Vladimir Putin and told him he was breaking international law by activating troops to be sent to Ukraine, specifically the Crimea region.


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