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From The Archives: Thatcher Interviewed After 1991 Soviet Coup


Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister who died on April 8, famously said Mikhail Gorbachev was someone she could "do business" with. And in August 1991, when hard-liners opposed to the Soviet leader staged a failed coup attempt in Moscow, Thatcher -- by then out of office -- was quick to condemn the plotters. Igor Pomerantsev of RFE/RL's Russian Service spoke to Thatcher shortly after the attempted putsch.

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