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1985 Jan 3 - 1985 Oct 25
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1647
Soviet Union (UK/Soviet relations) (Part 4)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Dec 30
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 341
Any docs withheld? 26

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80 Mar 14 Fri Cold War: Howard, Kedourie, Schapiro & Thomas report for MT ("Western Strategy in the Wake of Afghanistan") [declassified 2010]
84 Feb 14 Tue Cold War: FCO record of conversation (“The Prime Minister’s Meeting with Mr Chernenko in February”) [UKE Moscow to FCO telegram] [declassified 2014]
84 Dec 16 Sun 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]
84 Dec 16 Sun Cold War: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Gorbachev) [Soviet economic system, standard of living, arms control, government of republics, UK miners' strike] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 16 Sun Cold War: Powell speaking notes for meeting & lunchtime speech (MT-Gorbachev) [includes some MT notes] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jan 4 Fri Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 12 to FCO (1245Z) ("Message for Chernenko") [delivery of MT's message] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jan 9 Wed Cold War: Victor Popov letter to MT (visit by Gorbachev) [willingness to have "serious political dialogue ... broader mutual understanding and co-operation"] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jan 21 Mon Cold War: Charles Powell note to MT (interpreter's comments on Gorbachevs) [Mrs Gorbachev's demeanour, outlook, comments on husband] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jan 21 Mon Cold War: Charles Powell note to MT ("Gorbachev") [speaking notes on east-west relations, regional problems, arms control, NUM contacts] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jan 21 Mon Cold War: Howe PS minute to Charles Powell ("Supreme Soviet Visit: UK/Soviet Relations") [Gorbachev was well received, visit will have raised UK standing in Gorbachev's eyes, security issue, trade] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Mar 11 Mon Cold War: No.10 letter to FCO (“Death of President Chernenko”) [arrangements to attend funeral] [declassified 2014]
85 Mar 12 Tue Cold War: FCO briefing for MT (“Meeting with Mr Gorbachev”) [talks after funeral] [declassified 2014]
85 Mar 12 Tue Cold War: UKE Moscow to FCO (“Election of Gorbachev”) [Chernenko unmourned] [declassified 2014]
85 Mar 13 Wed Cold War: No.10 briefing for MT (“Meeting with Mr Gorbachev: speaking note”) [talks after funeral] [declassified 2014]
85 Mar 13 Wed Cold War: Ingham minute for MT (“Press Conference”) [media see MT as most important visitor at Chernenko funeral] [declassified 2014]
85 Mar 13 Wed Cold War: No.10 record of conversation (MT - General-Secretary Gorbachev) [Geneva talks & SDI; Gorbachev: “We must continue to meet and talk to one another and have exchanges of views”] [declassified 2014]
85 Mar 14 Thu Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO (“The funeral of President Chernenko”) [“The organisation has improved with practice. But this time we were only going through the motions”] [declassified 2014]
85 Mar 21 Thu Cold War: UKE Moscow despatch to FCO (“The death of Chernenko and Gorbachev’s succession”) [“Despite his pragmatic personal style, [Gorbachev] is a dedicated communist”] [declassified 2014]
85 Mar 21 Thu Cold War: UKHC New Delhi telegram 394 to FCO (1115Z) ("Shooting of Soviet Diplomat") [killing in the diplomatic quarter] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Apr 15 Mon Cold War: Geoffrey Howe minute to MT ("UK/Soviet Parliamentary Contacts: IPU Return Visit") [timing of visit, proposed delegation lead] [declassified Dec 2014]