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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Chernobyl: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO ("Chernobyl nuclear accident: Gorbachev's speech") ["little new information and no real reassurance to the Soviet population on health hazards ... no real hint of apology or admission of possible failure or delay in handling the accident"] ​​​​​​​[released Dec 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3656 f158
Editorial comments:

0845Z. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here - PREM19-3656.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Energy, Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Science & technology, Charles Powell minutes, British relations with the Soviet Union