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Cold War: Howe PS minute to Charles Powell ("Retirement of Prime Minister Tikhonov") [MT declines to send message of congratulation to his successor, Ryzhkov; retirement earlier than expected, confirms Gorbachev is in a commanding position] [declassified Dec 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1647 f15
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 3pp
Themes: British relations with the Soviet Union, Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy - theory and process, Security services & intelligence