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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom From 1979 To 1990, The First Woman To Have Held That Office, Leader Of The Conservative Party From 1975 To 1990, And Famously Nicknamed "The Iron Lady", In A Candid Interview By The Grand Old Man Of British Telejournalism David Frost (Color, 1991, 58 Minutes) PLUS BONUS TITLE: WORLD IN ACTION: THE GO-BETWEEN, An Investigation Into How KGB Colonel Turned MI6 Double-Agent Oleg Gordievsky Clandestinely Coached Margaret Margaret Thatcher On Dealing With Mikhail Gorbachev In Order To Prevent The Execution Of Operation RYAN, A Soviet Nuclear First Strike Upon The West That He Knew Was Imminent Without His Intervention, And Thereby Beginning The End Of The Cold War (Color, 1990, 23 Minutes), All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD!
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Margaret Thatcher, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (October 13, 1925 - April 8, 2013) was #born Margaret Hilda Thatcher in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, FRIC (nee Roberts) was a British stateswoman who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to have been appointed. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism. A research chemist before becoming a barrister, Thatcher was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science in his Conservative government. In 1975, Thatcher defeated Heath in the Conservative Party leadership election to become Leader of the Opposition and became the first woman to lead a major political party in the United Kingdom. She became Prime Minister after winning the 1979 general election. On moving into 10 Downing Street, Thatcher introduced a series of political and economic initiatives intended to reverse high unemployment and Britain' struggles in the wake of the Winter of Discontent and an ongoing recession. Her political philosophy and economic policies emphasised deregulation (particularly of the financial sector), flexible labour markets, the privatisation of state-owned companies, and reducing the power and influence of trade unions. Thatcher' popularity during her first years in office waned amid recession and increasing unemployment, until victory in the 1982 Falklands War and the recovering economy brought a resurgence of support, resulting in her decisive re-election in 1983. She survived an assassination attempt in 1984. Thatcher was re-elected for a third term in 1987. During this period her support for a Community Charge (referred to as the "poll tax") was widely unpopular, and her opposition to the European Community were not shared by others in her Cabinet. She resigned as Prime Minister and party leader in November 1990, after Michael Heseltine launched a challenge to her leadership. After retiring from the Commons in 1992, she was given a life peerage as Baroness Thatcher (of Kesteven in the County of Lincolnshire) which entitled her to sit in the House of Lords. In 2013 she died of a stroke in London at the age of 87. Always a controversial figure, she has nonetheless been lauded as one of the greatest, most influential and widest-known politicians in British history, even as arguments over Thatcherism persist.
Oleg Antonovich Gordievsky, CMG (b. October 10, 1938) is a former colonel of the KGB who became KGB resident-designate (rezident) and bureau chief in London, and was a double agent, providing information to the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 1974 to 1985. After being recalled to Moscow under suspicion, he was exfiltrated from the Soviet Union in July 1985 under a plan code-named Operation Pimlico. The Soviet Union subsequently sentenced him to death in absentia.
Operation RYAN (or RYaN, and sometimes written as VRYAN) was a Cold War military intelligence program run by the Soviet Union during the early 1980s when they believed the United States was planning for an imminent first strike attack. The name is an acronym for Raketno-Yadernoe Napadenie (Russian: "Nuclear Missile Attack"). The purpose of the operation was to collect intelligence on potential contingency plans of the Reagan administration to launch a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union. The program was initiated in May 1981 by Yuri Andropov, then chairman of the KGB.