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1980 May 14 - 1985 May 3
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1973
Soviet Union (Human rights and the position of dissidents in the Soviet Union: policy towards the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Feb 19
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 324
Any docs withheld? No

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80 May 14 Wed Cold War: Leonard Schapiro letter to MT (human rights in Soviet Union) [request that UK government "speak out strongly" and denounce Kremlin on the issue] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Jun 9 Mon Cold War: MT letter to Leonard Schapiro (repression of dissidents) [UK government has been making private representations to the Kremlin] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Jun 18 Wed Cold War: Carrington PS minute to Michael Alexander ("CSCE") [Madrid meeting an occasion to remind Eastern European countries of failure to fulfil Helsinki commitments] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Jun 20 Fri Cold War: FCO telegram 58 to Missions (1633Z) ("Madrid CSCE Review Meeting") [meeting cannot be isolated from tension caused by Soviet intervention in Afghanistan] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Jul 8 Tue Cold War: Carrington PS minute to Michael Alexander ("CSCE") [should show clearly at Madrid meeting UK's disapproval of Soviet action in Afghanistan] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Aug 29 Fri Cold War: FCO statement ("Human Rights Trials in the Soviet Union") [need for a searching examination of Soviet implementation of Helsinki Final Act at CSCE Madrid meeting; MT annotates - 'Excellent'] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Sep 19 Fri Cold War: FCO record of conversation (MT-Giscard) [problems at CSCE Madrid meeting, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, attitude of German government] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Oct 21 Tue Cold War: Carrington PS minute to Michael Alexander (victimisation of scientists) [Hailsham should not have name associated with advert condemning treatment] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Oct 30 Thu Cold War: Carrington PS minute to Michael Alexander ("Human Rights in the Soviet Union and CSCE") ["a campaign of repression worse than any since Stalin's day"] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Nov 1 Sat Cold War: Ukraine Research Group press release ("Madrid: Con or Conference?") [human rights violations in Ukraine, economic situation] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Nov 3 Mon Cold War: Carrington PS minute to Michael Alexander ("CSCE Review Meeting") [representation at ministerial level to add political weight to statement] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Nov 6 Thu Cold War: John Eades letter to MT (Yuri Orlov) [hopes Madrid CESC conference will discuss Orlov's case] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Nov 8 Sat Cold War: No.10 note to press officers ("Call on Mr Blaker by Stephen Roth and others from the Board of Deputies of British Jews") [shortcomings in implementation of Helsinki Act] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Dec 12 Fri Cold War: Georgi Vins letter to MT (CSCE Conference) [treatment of Christians in Soviet Union] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Dec 17 Wed Cold War: Carrington PS minute to Michael Alexander ("Repression in the Soviet Union") [use of officially-controlled media, attempts to induce dissidents to plead guilty] [declassified Feb 2016]
80 Dec 20 Sat Cold War: UK Delegation Madrid telegram 99 to FCO (1655Z) ("CSCE Review Meeting: General Assessment") [Russians "have not given an inch", arrests of dissidents, disarmament prospects] [declassified Feb 2016]
81 Jan 7 Wed Cold War: Peter Blaker letter to Robert Bradford (treatment of Moisei Tonkonogy) [Western delegations at CSCE pressing for evaluation of human rights and freedoms in Soviet Union] [declassified Feb 2016]
81 Jan 19 Mon Cold War: Carrington PS minute to Michael Alexander (repression in the Soviet Union) [treatment of Jews, maintenance of pressure on Moscow] [declassified Feb 2016]
81 Jan 26 Mon Cold War: John Eades letter to MT (Yuri Orlov) [request for a discussion at next CERN meeting] [declassified Feb 2016]
81 Jan 28 Wed Cold War: Norris McWhirter letter to Ian Gow ("Re. Raoul Wallenberg") [nomination for Nobel Peace Prize] [declassified Feb 2016]