Coherent Identifier 20.500.12592/1gv24j

Eastern European and Soviet Department: Foreign Policy of the Soviet Union

1 January 1982



A file containing documents relating to Soviet foreign policy. Subjects covered in the file include the role of the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev, in foreign-policy formulation; the view that the Soviet Union would take greater risks in confronting the United States; and the Soviet view on the peace movement in Western Europe. Other subjects discussed in the file include the history of expulsions of Soviet representatives from foreign countries; the Soviet view on the Falklands War; and a book on the history of Soviet foreign policy. Documents in the file include a report on Soviet foreign affairs organisations; an interview given by a leading Soviet politician, Nikolai Tikhonov, to a Japanese newspaper; a report on the foreign relations department of the Soviet communist party's Central Committee, with a list of key appointments; and a speech by the Soviet defence minister, Dmitrii Ustinov, entitled "To avert the threat of nuclear war".

Collection ID
Content from Radio Free Europe © RFE/RL, Inc.
Content from Radio Free Europe © RFE/RL, Inc.
United States of America
Department Reference
EN 21/15 PART A
Document Type
Press and Media
Speeches and Public Statements
File Reference
FCO 28/4728
The following items have been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: Le Monde, 17.03.1982, Six idées Soviétiques por la sécurité Pravda, 03.10.1982, Basic Provision of a Treaty on the Complete and General Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon Tests Pravda, 16.06.1982, Georgi Dimitrov and our time The Asahi Shimbun, 14.02.1982, Nikolai Tikhonov's answers to questions of newspaper 'Asahi' BBC Monitoring Summary of World Broadcasts, 16.03.1982, SU/6980/C/3-11.
Persons Discussed
Alexander Haig
Andrei Gromyko
Boris Ponomarev
Christopher Mallaby
Curtis Keeble
Dmitrii Ustinov
Georgi Dimitrov
Giles Bullard
Leonid Brezhnev
Mikhail Suslov
Nikolai Tikhonov
Subject Countries
Soviet Union
International Relations
Published in
United Kingdom


poland united states of america arms control espionage historiography international relations interviews nuclear weapons peace movements publications soviet union speeches american foreign policy communist party of the soviet union soviet foreign policy Leonid Brezhnev American-Soviet relations Andrei Gromyko Soviet Committee for State Security (K.G.B.) friendship societies diplomatic expulsions Mikhail Suslov Georgi Dimitrov Japanese press Boris Ponomarev Curtis Keeble Christopher Mallaby Nikolai Tikhonov Dmitrii Ustinov Giles Bullard Alexander Haig Falklands War (1982)