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1984 Feb 13 - 1985 Mar 15
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1646
Soviet Union (Prime Minister's visits to Moscow for the funerals of Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko in February 1984 and March 1985 respectively)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 295
Any docs withheld? No

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83 Dec 21 Wed Cold War: UKE Peking telegram 1387 to FCO (0600Z) ("Future of Hong Kong: Meeting with Zhao Ziyang") [Chinese government seeking to expedite pace of discussions] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 11 Sat Cold War: FCO briefing ("Prime Minister's Visit to Moscow for President Andropov's Funeral: Hong Kong") [determined to cooperate to build on Chinese proposals, progress in talks] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 11 Sat Cold War: FCO briefing ("Meeting with President Zia Ul Haq of Pakistan") [Soviet position on Afghanistan, Pakistan's nuclear programme, tensions with India] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 11 Sat Cold War: FCO briefing ("Meeting with Mrs Gandhi, Prime Minister of India") [security situation, Indo-Pakistan relations, IDA 7, aid programme] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 12 Sun Cold War: FCO briefing ("Prime Minister's Visit to Moscow for President Andropov's Funeral: Japan") [visits, effects of Andropov's death, Nissan investment in Britain] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 13 Mon Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 202 to FCO (1609Z) ("Central Committee Plenum: Foreign Policy") [Chernenko's election, Tikhonov speech on peaceful cooperation, military situation] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 13 Mon Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 201 to FCO (1300Z) ("Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko") [background on Chernenko: "essentially a man of the party apparatus ... a far less impressive figure"] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 13 Mon Cold War: FCO briefing ("Prime Minister's Visit to Moscow 13/14 February East/West Relations") [need to restart arms control talks, need for political understanding, bilateral relations] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 13 Mon Cold War: FCO briefing ("Prime Minister's Visit to Moscow: Middle East") [situation in Lebanon, Arab/Israel dispute, Iran/Iraq conflict] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 14 Tue Cold War: MT interview with BBC Radio (Prime Minister's Visit to Moscow) [meeting with Chernenko: arms situation, MT's attitude as "Iron Lady", US-Soviet relations] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 14 Tue Cold War: MT opening statement at press conference (meeting with Chernenko) [east-west dialogue, arms build up, need for recognition of common interest in peace and security] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 21 Tue Cold War: No.10 note for file (background on Chernenko) [press cuttings, speeches] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Mar 12 Mon Cold War: FCO briefing ("Visit of the Prime Minister and Secretary of State to Moscow: Community Issues") [own resources/UK abatement, EC enlargement, emissions, GATT, Mediterranean programmes] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Apr 14 Sat Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 208 to FCO (0924Z) ("Thatcher-Chernenko Talks in Moscow") [differences between Britain and Soviet Union, arms talks, talks with Zia-ul-Haq] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Feb 12 Tue Cold War: FCO briefing ("Prime Minister's Visit to Moscow for President Chernenko's Funeral: Possible Bilateral Meeting with Canadian Prime Minister") [Canadian defence, foreign policy, new High Commissioner, economy] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Feb 12 Tue Cold War: FCO briefing ("Funeral of President Chernenko in Moscow: Possible Meeting with President Nyerere") [agriculture, arms control, asylum] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Mar 11 Mon Cold War: Percy Cradock minute to Charles Powell ("President Chernenko") [death and funeral plans, delay to arms talks] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Mar 11 Mon Cold War: MT message to Mikhail Gorbachev (Gorbachev's election) [aim of building confidence between east and west] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Mar 11 Mon Cold War: MT message to Andrey Tikhonov (Chernenko's death) [has deprived Soviet Union of an "experienced leader"] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Mar 12 Tue Cold War: FCO telegram 329 to UK Delegation NATO (0921Z) ("Death of Chernenko: Attendance") [interim list of funeral attendees] [declassified Dec 2014]