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Cold War: UKE Moscow despatch to FCO (“The death of Chernenko and Gorbachev’s succession”) [“Despite his pragmatic personal style, [Gorbachev] is a dedicated communist”] [declassified 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1647 f269
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 3pp
Themes: Defence (general), Defence (arms control), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states)