Posted on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 | 17 comments| News tip by: Persia
Image credit: White House
The former British Prime Minister was the target of an assassination plot during the Cold War.
Soviet special forces were tasked with targeting Thatcher should hostilities ever break out between Britain and the Soviet Union. Details were revealed in a recently released National Archives document which described how the government had been tipped off to the plan by a Russian defector who had been smuggled in to Britain by MI6.
"Margaret Thatcher was the target of a Russian assassination plot at the height of the Cold War, secret documents have revealed."