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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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85 Apr 16 Tue Cold War: Charles Powell minute to Howe PS ("UK/Soviet Parliamentary Contacts: IPU Return Visit") [timing of visit, Gorbachev preferred to lead delegation] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Apr 17 Wed Cold War: Geoffrey Howe minute to MT ("Proposed Expulsion of Soviet Intelligence Officers") [need to combine large-scale expulsion of Soviet intelligence officers with continued dialogue] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Apr 17 Wed Cold War: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Howe) ["Proposed Expulsion of Soviet Intelligence Officers" - agreement on action] [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 Apr 18 Thu Cold War: No.10 note ("Prime Minister's Questions: 18 April. Soviet Expulsions. Line to Take") [want to improve bilateral relations, but this does not mean relaxation of policy on kinds of activity which led to expulsions] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Apr 18 Thu Cold War: FCO telegram 383 to UKE Moscow (1200Z) ("Expulsion of Soviet Officials") [Soviet Ambassador summoned, blustering denial of accusations against Soviet officials; FCO expressed regret for leak to press] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Apr 19 Fri Cold War: Howe PS letter to Charles Powell ("Expulsion of Soviet Officials") [account of meeting with Soviet Ambassador Popov; leak of news here may worsen Soviet response] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Apr 22 Mon Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 540 to FCO (1010Z) ("Expulsions") [text of Soviet response to expulsions, "entirely unjustified ... political character", "unfriendly act"; three British diplomats to be expelled] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Apr 22 Mon Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 539 to FCO (0945Z) ("Expulsions") [British Ambassador summoned to be told off; three British diplomats to be expelled] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Apr 22 Mon Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 541 to FCO (1200Z) ("Expulsions") [Soviet threat of further retaliation] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jul 4 Thu Cold War: Howe PS minute to Gowrie PS ("Cultural Relations between the UK and the Soviet Union") [policy to encourage gradual and phased increase in cultural contacts, Gowrie's visit to Moscow] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jul 19 Fri Cold War: Mrs Gorbachev letter to Michael Jopling (visit to UK) [hopes this will "promote mutual understanding, confidence and co-operation"] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Aug 1 Thu Cold War: FCO telegram 784 to UKE Moscow (1716Z) ("Secretary of State's meeting with Shevardnadze") [bilateral relations in political and trade fields, UK-Soviet relations, US-Soviet relations, arms control] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Aug 26 Mon Cold War: Mikhail Gorbachev message to MT (nuclear weapons tests) [announcement of moratorium, seeks a decision on a universal ban] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Aug 27 Tue Cold War: Mark Addison minute to MT (letter from Gorbachev) [content is said to be urgent, timing for receipt] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Aug 28 Wed Cold War: Howe PS minute to Mark Addison ("Call by our Ambassador in Moscow on Mr Gorbachev") [Cartledge summoned; speaking note agreed on bilateral relations, east-west understanding; UKE Moscow tel 1109 28 Aug 0725Z] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Aug 28 Wed Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 811 to FCO ("Hetman") [Ambassador's paper for Foreign Secretary - essential to maintain dialogue] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Aug 30 Fri Cold War: Heseltine PS minute to Howe PS ("Ministerial Contacts with the Soviet Union") [invitation to Defence Secretary from Soviet Ambassador, asks for views] [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 3 Tue Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 811 to FCO ('Hetman') [family question, free travel area, effect on morale of retaliations] [declassified Dec 2014]