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1987 Feb 27 Fr
Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

USSR: No.10 record of conversation ("Seminar on the Soviet Union") ["Discussion of the prospects for change within the Soviet Union revealed a difference between ... enthusiasts and sceptics"] [released 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: Chequers
Source: THCR 1/10/114 f103
Editorial comments:

1000-1515 including lunch. Attendees were Robert Amann, Archie Brown, Robert Conquest, Christopher Donnelly, Michael Howard, Hugh Thomas and Seweryn Bialer.Powell and Cradock also particpated.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 23pp
Themes: Economy (general discussions), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Defence (arms control), Charles Powell minutes, British relations with the US, MT's meetings as PM, British relations with the Soviet Union