Skip to content

Thatcher, Gorbachev, Bush: read the secret Kremlin records

September 11, 2009

Remarkable cache of official transcripts of conversations which show the then Prime Minister’s hostility towards a united Germany

Note by Anatoly Chernyaev on conclusions from the Conference for International Policy.

March 10 1986: excerpt

(…)

Shouldn’t we actually thoroughly consider whether we could mount this whole ‘German-German question’ in such a way so it benefits the socialist community, socialism and our politics? After all the most important card, the decision about the so-called ‘re-unification’ of Germany, is in our hands. With this, we can tie in the whole line about moving the Federal Republic closer to us. There are a lot of underwater rocks there. Everything needs to be researched very thoroughly, together with serious specialists and scientists. Perhaps some stereotypes would have to be overcome, which were quite naturally borne out on reflection of what Germans did during the War. In any case, we need to find out what is the likelihood of new Bismarcks or Hitlers [appearing from the woodwork]. In brief, the German theme requires our serious attention. It looks as though it is becoming the main [route] in the realisation of our European course. more

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: