+ Major Messages: Moscow

Mulroney was advised to put some remarkably frank questions to Soviet leaders. “Canadians want perestroika to succeed but economic reform appears to have stagnated. Glasnost seems to have stimulated long repressed inter-ethnic resentments that threaten the stability of the USSR. What is the outlook for economic reform; for the nationalities?” From the Canadian vantage point, Soviet intelligence activities in Canada also continued to complicate bilateral relations.

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