Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Cold War: MT notes on USSR (Soviet position on nuclear weapons & arms control) ["The Soviet Union is genuinely concerned to prevent NATO deployment of Pershing II and ground launched missiles and the massive propaganda campaign to thwart this will continue"] [released 2013]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 1/10/53 f4
Editorial comments: These undated notes would appear to be a summation of conclusions MT drew from the Chequers seminar on the Soviet Union on 8 September 1983. (They are carefully written out, in full sentences, which was not MT’s habit when jotting notes DURING meetings or when reading documents in preparation for one.) Possibly they were written as a basis for reporting what had been discussed to a third party - perhaps President Reagan, whom she met at the end of the month.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Defence (general), Defence (arms control), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states)