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From The Archives: Thatcher Interviewed After 1991 Soviet Coup


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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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