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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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Date Valuesort descending Title
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]
85 Sep 4 Wed 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]
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]
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 13 Wed Cold War: No.10 briefing for MT (“Meeting with Mr Gorbachev: speaking note”) [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: Ingham minute for MT (“Press Conference”) [media see MT as most important visitor at Chernenko funeral] [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 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 Sep 15 Sun Cold War: Director-General Secret Intelligence Service letter to MT (summary of intelligence derived from Gordievsky) [Gordievsky touched by MT letter showing concern for his family's safety] [declassified Dec 2014
85 Sep 6 Fri Cold War: Secret Intelligence Service letter to Charles Powell ("HETMAN") [HETMAN told of MT's decision not to pursue further attempt to release his family] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Sep 6 Fri Cold War: Secret Intelligence Service letter to Charles Powell ("HETMAN") [digest of HETMAN's most significant reporting to be passed to the French Government] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Apr 18 Thu Cold War: Robert Armstrong minute to MT ("Proposed Expulsion of Soviet Intelligence Officers") [concern at need for decision at short notice and apparent leak to BBC] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Sep 3 Tue 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]
85 Sep 16 Mon Cold War: FCO briefing ("Gordievsky: Second Wave Expulsions") [Howe TV interviews to discuss expulsions of Soviet officials] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Sep 7 Sat Cold War: MT message to Oleg Gordievsky (decision on Gordievsky's family) ["we had to face up to the reality of the kind of people with whom we are dealing"] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Sep 15 Sun Cold War: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Howe-Brittan) [options for reaction to retaliatory expulsions by Soviets] [declassified Dec 2014]