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Margaret Thatcher: Russia remembers the Iron Lady

A Soviet newspaper in the 1980s first called Margaret Thatcher 'The Iron Lady'.

It was intended as a criticism of the then British Prime Minister but the nickname stuck.

Mrs Thatcher was a staunch critic of the Soviet Union and when she visited Moscow in 1987 she appeared on state television for a combative but uncensored interview.

Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.

  • 15 Apr 2013
  • From the section Europe
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