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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Cold War: Geoffrey Howe minute to MT ("HETMAN") [inconceivable Russians will release HETMAN's family, expulsion of Soviet officials, impact on Anglo-Soviet dialogue] [declassified Dec 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1647 f108
Editorial comments:

One might infer from the content of this minute that HETMAN was the codename of Oleg Gordievsky. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 33pp
Themes: Foreign Secretary’s minutes, British relations with the Soviet Union, Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Security services & intelligence