Reference FO 371/151948
Title Northern (N): Soviet Union (NS). Political Relations: UK
Former Foreign Office Reference Code NS file 1051 (pp 31 to 36)
The National Archives Closure Status File was closed for 30 years after creation, under the Public Records Act 1958.
Themes International Relations, Embassy and Consulate Administration
Document Types Correspondence, Reports, Memoranda
Subject Countries Soviet Union
Countries Belgian Congo, Belgium, United Kingdom, United States, West Germany
People Andrei Gromyko, Christian A. Herter, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Frederick Hoyer Millar, Harold Macmillan, Konrad Adenauer, Leonid Brezhnev, Nikita Khrushchev, Patrick Reilly, Richard Nixon, Tony Benn
Key Events Shooting down of a United States Air Force RB-47 Stratojet, U-2 incident
Language Russian


A file containing documents relating to Anglo-Soviet relations. Documents in the file include a letter from a British M.P. suggesting that Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet premier, should be invited to open a Soviet trade exhibition in London in 1961; and a report of conversations between Sir Patrick Reilly, the departing British ambassador to Moscow, and Leonid Brezhnev, the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet, and Andrei Gromyko, the Soviet foreign minister, which covered topics including Anglo-Soviet relations, developments in the Soviet economy, and Soviet policy towards the West. Other documents in the file include a letter from Khrushchev to Harold Macmillan, the British prime minister, about Soviet policy following the U-2 and RB-47 incidents and the collapse of the Paris summit, Soviet disquiet about the situation in the Belgian Congo, and Western policy towards the reunification of Germany; and guidance given to British high commissions in Commonwealth countries about this correspondence.


aircraft, airspace, American-Soviet relations, Anglo-American relations, Anglo-Soviet relations, B.B.C., Belgian-Soviet relations, British Commonwealth, British foreign policy, British government, British Labour Party, British parliament, colonies, consumer goods, contingency planning, diplomatic missions, diplomatic officials, diplomatic relations, economic growth, economic planning, embassy staff, factories, imperialism, industry, international conferences, journalists, military bases, multilateral talks, news agencies, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), official visits, peaceful coexistence, reunification of Germany, Soviet foreign policy, Soviet government, territorial claims, territorial waters, threat of war, trade, trade exhibitions

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