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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/2537
Soviet Union (Arrest and exile to Gorky of Andrei Sakharov and his wife Yelena Bonner: Prime Minister's meetings with Mrs Bonner and other family members)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2018 Dec 28
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 121
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80 Jan 22 Tu Major Soviet Union: FCO telegram 45 to UKE Moscow (1932Z) ("Sakharov") [UK registers its concerns with Soviet ambassador over reports of arrest] [released Dec 2018]
80 Jan 23 We Major Soviet Union: UKE Moscow telegram 69 to FCO (1221Z) ("Sakharov") [speculation on reasons behind his arrest & exile] [released Dec 2018]
80 Jan 25 Fr Major Soviet Union: No.10 note to MT ("Sakharov") [background to his recent arrest] [released Dec 2018]
80 Aug 13 We Major Soviet Union: Lord Carrington PS letter to No.10 ("Open Letter from Dr Sakharov") [case for MT reply] [released Dec 2018]
80 Sep 22 Mo Major Soviet Union: Lord Carrington PS letter to No.10 ("Open Letter from Dr Sakharov") [Sakharov's wife thanks MT for being only Western leader to reply] [released Dec 2018]
81 Feb 7 Sa Major Soviet Union: Lord Carrington PS letter to No.10 ("Dr Andrei Sakharov") [hunger strike] [released Dec 2018]
84 Jan 8 Su Major Soviet Union: Dr. Sakharov letter to Heads of State (obtaining Soviet permission for Mrs Bonner-Sakharov to travel abroad for medical treatment) [appeal to Heads of State for assistance, sent under cover of a letter from son-in-law, Efrem Yankelovich, who requests a meeting with MT] [released Dec 2018]
84 Jan 13 Fr Major Soviet Union: Howe PS letter to No.10 (the Sakharovs) [advice on request from relatives to meet with MT, to procure her assistance in persuading Soviet authorities to grant travel abroad for Mrs Bonner-Sakharov, for medical treatment] [released Dec 2018]
84 Jan 18 We Major Soviet Union: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Efrem & Tatiana Yankelovich) [request for MT's assistance in persuading Soviet authorities to grant travel abroad for Dr. Sakharov's wife, for medical treatment] [released Dec 2018]
84 Jan 19 Th Major Soviet Union: FCO record of conversation (Howe, Gromyko) [human rights & request for Soviet authorities to grant travel abroad for Dr. Sakharov's wife, for medical treatment] [released Dec 2018]
84 Feb 13 Mo Major Soviet Union: No.10 letter to Efrem Yankelevich (medical treatment abroad for Mrs Elena Bonner-Sakharov) [outcome of UK Government's request to Soviet authorities] [released Dec 2018]
84 May 8 Tu Major Soviet Union: MT letter to Efrem Yankelevich (medical treatment abroad for Mrs Elena Bonner-Sakharov) [UK Government & EC intercessions with Soviet authorities] [released Dec 2018]
84 Jun 6 We Major Soviet Union: FCO record of conversation (Howe, Rifkind, Efrem Yankelevich, Tatiana Yankelevich) ["The Sakharovs"] [released Dec 2018]
84 Dec 24 Mo Major Soviet Union: No.10 letter to Efram Yankelevich (the Sakharovs) [report on Gorbachev's response to intercession by MT & Howe] [released Dec 2018]
86 May 29 Th Major Soviet Union: FCO briefing for MT ("Call on the Prime Minister by Mrs E Bonner: 30 May") [human rights] [released Dec 2018]
86 May 30 Fr Major Soviet Union: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Yelena Bonner Sakharov) [efforts to secure Dr. Sakharov's return to Moscow] [released Dec 2018]
86 Jun 2 Mo Major Soviet Union: Yelena Bonner Sakharova message to MT (MT, Yelena Bonner Sakharov) [message of thanks] [released Dec 2018]
86 Jun 3 Tu Major Soviet Union: UKE Moscow telegram 684 to FCO (0545Z) ("Elena Bonner") [arrival back in Russia, following medical treatment abroad] [released Dec 2018]
87 Jan 5 Mo Major Soviet Union: Lord Bethell letter to MT (New Year Greetings to the Prime Minister from the Sakharovs) [relayed following his stay with the Sakharovs in Moscow] [released Dec 2018]
87 Jan 5 Mo Major Soviet Union: UKE Moscow telegram 009 to FCO (1430Z) ("Call on Sakharov and Mrs Bonner") [recount Ambassador Cartledge's visit] [released Dec 2018]