Archive (TNA)
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Cold War: FCO record of conversation (MT-Gorbachev) [Soviet economic system, standard of living, arms control, government of republics, UK miners' strike] [declassified Dec 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1647 f326
Editorial comments:

The author of the minute was Tony Bishop, principal Russian interpreter at the FCO. 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: 16pp
Themes: MT's meetings as PM, British relations with the Soviet Union, Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Defence (arms control), 1984-85 coal strike