Reference FO 371/188905
Title Northern (N): Soviet Union (NS). Foreign Policy
Former Foreign Office Reference File 1022 (pp 25 to 45)
The National Archives Closure Status File was closed for 30 years after creation, under the Public Records Act 1958.
Themes International Relations
Document Types Correspondence, Meeting Minutes, Memoranda, Reports
Subject Countries Soviet Union
Countries Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Germany, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Rumania, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Republic, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Germany, Yugoslavia
People Aleksandr Soldatov, Aleksei Kosygin, Anastas Mikoyan, Anatolii Dobrynin, Andrei Gromyko, Charles de Gaulle, Che Guevara, Dean Rusk, Denis Greenhill, Evelyn Shuckburgh, Fidel Castro, Foy D. Kohler, Geoffrey Harrison, Hồ Chí Minh, Howard Smith, Indira Gandhi, Ivan Benediktov, Jawaharlal Nehru, K.P.S. Menon, Leonid Brezhnev, Llewellyn E. Thompson, Ludwig Erhard, Nikita Khrushchev, Nikolai Bulganin, Nikolai Podgornyi, Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Rodion Malinovskii, Sergei Lapin, Thomas Brimelow, Vasilii Kuznetsov, Vladimir Semenov
Key Events Twenty-Third Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Article(s) from The Guardian reproduced with permission of Guardian News & Media Ltd. Copyright Guardian News & Media Ltd 2018.


A file containing documents concerning Soviet foreign policy. Subjects covered in the file include Soviet policy towards peace initiatives in the Vietnam and Indian-Pakistani conflicts in the context of Chinese-Soviet disagreements; records of Anglo-American meetings at which Soviet affairs were discussed; and American analysis of Soviet relations with India and Pakistan between 1947 and 1966. Other matters covered include attacks on America and West Germany at the twenty-third congress of the Soviet communist party; foreign policy speeches given at the congress, which discussed issues including peaceful coexistence, international communism, and national liberation movements; and American assessments of the direction of Soviet foreign policy from the twentieth to the twenty-third congresses. Further subjects covered include mentions of Anglo-Soviet relations at the congress; Soviet policy towards Latin American countries; and a Soviet press article covering the interest that the U.S.S.R. took in "liberation movements" in African and Latin American countries.


Afghan-Soviet relations, airfields, alliances, American foreign policy, American-Chinese relations, American-North Vietnamese relations, American-Pakistani relations, American-Soviet relations, American-West German relations, Anglo-Afghan relations, Anglo-American relations, Anglo-Austrian relations, Anglo-Soviet relations, attachés, Austrian-Soviet relations, Baghdad Pact, Berlin, borders, British press, Chinese-Indian relations, Chinese-Soviet relations, Christian Democratic Union of Germany (C.D.U.), civil aviation, colonial independence, communism, Communist International (Comintern), communist parties, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, consumer goods, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (Comecon), deaths, détente, diplomatic disputes, diplomatic officials, diplomatic recognition, diplomatic relations, disarmament, East-West relations, economic growth, economic planning, economic policies, economic theory, espionage, factories, French-Soviet relations, imperialism, Indian-Pakistani relations, Indian-Soviet relations, international communism, international conferences, Kashmir, loans, Marxism, military exercises, multilateral talks, non-proliferation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), North Vietnamese-Soviet relations, nuclear weapons, official visits, oil, Pakistani-Soviet relations, Pakistani-Turkish relations, party congresses, peaceful coexistence, political ideology, Pravda, prisoner exchange, Red Cross, reunification of Germany, revisionism, Second Indo-Pakistani War, Sino-Soviet split, socialism, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), Soviet armed forces, Soviet foreign policy, Soviet government, Soviet politics, Soviet press, Soviet satellite states, Soviet troops abroad, Soviet-Turkish relations, Soviet-West German relations, speeches, statistics, Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, telecommunications, The Guardian, threat of nuclear war, threat of war, tourism, trade, trade agreements, treaties, United Nations, United States Department of State, Vietnam War, Warsaw Pact

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