RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR CFR 38/2
Extent110 ff.
TitleArchbishops of Canterbury: Archbishop Coggan: travels: Soviet Union
DescriptionPapers relating to Archbishop Coggan’s visit to the Soviet Union (Moscow, Kiev and Armenia), Sept-Oct 1977, including: correspondence with the Office of the Chief Rabbi about the Russian trip and a possible visit to a syngogue, with other memoranda, (ff.3-4, 17-18, 22, 77); correspondence with the British Embassy in Moscow about the visit (ff.11,19-20); correspondence with Dr. Ernest Staples about the visit (ff.12, 21, 24, 26,, 72-73); letter from Bishop Gerald Ellison to Archbishop Coggan about the ministry of Ernest Staples (f.13); papers about Chaim Levush's frustrated attempts to emigrate to Israel from the Soviet Union (ff.14-16); correspondence with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (ff.23, 30, 34-35, 44-57, 71, 74), 84-85; proposed itinerary (ff.28-29); not of a meeting between the Chief Rabbi and Archbishop Coggan (f.31); briefings for the visit, including a possible visit to the "official" Baptist Church as well as the church of Georgi Vins (ff.36-42); press release (f.43); Order of Service for Evening Prayer conducted by Archbishop Coggan at the British Embassy, Moscow, 25 September 1977 (ff.61-65); text of press conference on return from the USSR (ff.66-70); copy of a letter from the Revd. Michael Moore to the Revd. John Innes about religion in the Soviet Union (f.76); letter from Archbishop Coggan to Vladimir Kuroyedov, Chairman of the Council for Religious Affairs, with copies to Juvenaly, Metropolitan of Krutitsky and Kalomna, and the Soviet Ambassador in London (ff.79-82, 86); copy of "Dissidents, Wreckers of Détente and World Religions for Justice and Peace" edited by Oliver and Xenia Fielding-Clarke (ff.87-96); presscuttings (ff.97-110).
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