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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Cold War: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Howe-Armstrong-'C'-Duff) [decision not to pursue release for HETMAN's family and to expel 25 Soviet GRU agents; line to take for the press; message to Reagan] [declassified Dec 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1647 f101
Editorial comments:

HETMAN was the British codename for Oleg Gordievsky. 'C' refers to the Director-General of the Secret Intelligence Service ('MI6'), at this time Sir Christopher Curwen. Sir Antony Duff was Director-General of the Security Service ('MI5'). Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 3pp
Themes: MT's meetings as PM, Foreign Secretary’s meetings, Charles Powell minutes, Media, British relations with the Soviet Union, British relations with the US, Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Security services & intelligence