queery on Thatcher

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMtao.ca
Sun Apr 1 14:40:26 MDT 2001

clip from:

Nezavisimaya Gazeta
March 22, 2001
"Something Wicked Comes This Way": Sad Story of U.S. Aid to Russian
By Alexander N. Domrin.

(as received from JRL)
In reality, since Margaret Thatcher's infamous endorsement of Gorbachev in
December 1984 through the latest period of contemporary Russian history,
the Western governments have been promoting a "strategic alliance with
Russian _reform_" rather than an alliance with Russia herself. A guiding
principle of the U.S. foreign policy was not to support Russia, but to
support "Russian _reforms_"[...]

Any comments on this story of Thatcher? I was definitely not aware of this at all...
hoping some light can be shed.


Macdonald Stainsby
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