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Orders of the Day — Helsinki Final Act (Belgrade Meeting) (18 May 1977)

Mrs Millie Miller: ..., who, together with his wife, was given permission by the Soviet Union to leave on a date between 1st April and 22nd April this year to join his son and family in Israel. The elderly man's name is Boris B. Gutman. After permission had been given and Mr. Gutman had been retired for two years from the Pulp and Paper Institute of the Soviet Union, he made arrangements and began to dispose of...

Adjournment (Christmas) (14 Dec 1977)

Mr Peter Blaker: ...the House three factual cases, all of them mentioned in a recent book by Gordon Brook-Shepherd called "The Storm Petrels", a book which gives every evidence of being well researched. In 1948, one Boris Bajanov defected from the Soviet Union. He had been successively personal assistant to Stalin and Secretary of the Politburo. It was as though there had defected from Britain to the Soviet...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Dec 1981)

Mr David Steel: ...himself in the guise of Santa Claus? In view of the deprivation that he is seeking to inflict on the poorer families in our society, is not this the greatest piece of miscasting since the late Boris Karloff attempted to audition for Peter Pan?

Films Bill (19 Nov 1984)

Mr Frank Haynes: ...and hon. Members will remember some of their names, especially more elderly hon. Members. I refer to Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Charles Laughton, Gladys Cooper, C. Aubrey Smith and, last but not least, Boris Karloff. They were all famous British actors who were drawn across the Atlantic because we were not sensible. Even now we are losing famous actors to the United States. The Government...

Orders of the Day — Soviet Jewry (Government Policy) (28 Nov 1984)

Mr Ivan Lawrence: ...long and ugly. Anatoly Shcharansky received 13 years' imprisonment in horrific conditions, Vladimir Slepak and Ida Nudel were sent to Siberia, refused exit visas and harrassed, Victor Brailovsky, Boris Chernobilsky and Dmitry Shchiglik of Moscow, Gregory Geishis, Boris Kalendarev and Yevgeny Lein of Leningrad, Lev Elbert, Kim Fridman, Vladimir Kislik and Valery Pilnikov of Kiev, Osip...

Orders of the Day — Defence Estimates 1985 (13 Jun 1985)

Mr Kevin McNamara: ...of the sea, you will ring the ocean acoustically for several hours and lose the capability to track anybody. As a tactic that is soft-headed, deeply obnoxious— and militarily futile. Moreover, if Boris comes along in the first of a group of submarines and is blown to pieces, behind him will come Igor, Ivan and the rest of them in their submarines, and pass through the disturbed acoustic...

Opposition Day: National Health Service (Pay) (15 Jul 1985)

Mr John Patten: ...few years. The hon. Member for Ross, Cromarty and Skye is generally a reasonable sort of bloke. We listen to him with care and interest and sometimes with respect for him as a bit of a prodigy—a Boris Becker of the Highlands and Islands, even down to the correct patination. On 2 July, the hon. Gentleman made some criticisms of Government policy and mentioned the funding of the nurses'...

Procedure (27 Feb 1986)

Mr John Biffen: ...I do not have of watching the repeats at weekends. Therefore, I am unable to judge the implied compliment or otherwise, but I console myself with the fact that at least I am not described as the Boris Karloff of Tory monetarism.

Libya (16 Apr 1986)

Mr Julian Amery: ...Gaddafi being provoked but not suppressed. Old as I am, I must tell hon. Members a story. In 1940, when I was in the Balkans, I asked an opposition leader in Bulgaria what he thought of King Boris, who was sidling up to Hitler. He said that kings were like snakes—to be admired from a distance or killed, but not prodded. The question is whether we have prodded or killed. I do not know...

The Commonwealth and South Africa (13 Nov 1987)

Mr Donald Anderson: ...give a democratic vote to each and every one of its people."—[Official Report, 17 June 1986; Vol 99, c. 993–94.] I warn her that if she continues like that she will suffer the fate of Comrade Boris Yeltsin. By their acts of commission and omission, what are the Government doing? The current line is to divert attention from the lack of policy on South Africa by saying, "Aren't we good...

Ballot for Notices of Motions: European Community (18 Nov 1987)

Mr George Robertson: ...since being plucked from the obscurity of these esoteric debates and propelled into the chairmanship of the Conservative party no less. As the right hon. Member for Chingford, (Mr. Tebbit), the Boris Yeltsin of the Tory party. departs to the well-padded Back Benches, we await the new entrant, whose exile to Siberia will not be long delayed if he deals with the Conservative party's finances...

Helsinki Agreement (26 Nov 1987)

Mr John Marshall: ...authorities because they did not like what he was doing. I received a letter from a Mrs. Khuzgina, whose husband is still in the Soviet Union, saying: Immediately after requesting an exit visa, Boris was dismissed from his job. The KGB constantly harass my husband and they search his apartment frequently. Boris has been the victim of anti-semitic obscenities as well as the other hardships...

Prayers: Soviet Union (Prisoners of Conscience) (29 Jul 1988)

Sir David Amess: ...of recantation to secure his release. He refused. We raised Father Rusak's case at subsequent discussions with Konstantin Kharchev, the chairman of the Soviet Council for Religious Affairs, with Boris Kravtsov, the Soviet Minister of Justice and with Alexander Vlasov, the Soviet Minister of the Interior. We were led to believe by all those to whom we spoke that shortly we could look...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (20 Mar 1989)

Mr Pat Wall: people growing ever richer at the expense of the poor. I am pleased that there have been demonstrations this week in support of a candidate in the Russian parliamentary elections. I refer to Boris Yeltsin in Moscow. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in the streets, though not in favour of capitalism. Boris Yeltsin says that Russia needs a society where there are no perks for...

Defence Estimates: First Day's Debate (18 Oct 1989)

Mr John Cartwright: ...up inside the Soviet Union and there are tensions within and between the Warsaw pact members. These are all potentially destabilising factors. Perhaps we should also recall the warning of Boris Yelstin—that President Gorbachev had a limited period in which to deliver the goods to the Soviet people, and that if he did not succeed there would be the risk of widespread internal problems....

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Television Licences (7 Dec 1989)

Dennis Skinner: the same position as those on the other side of the street who do not? Why should the Prime Minister have 13 television sets and not have to pay for a licence? She has one in every room. Even Boris has one free. Now that this place is televised, some pensioners are having to pay to watch the proceedings in the palace of varieties while some get it for nowt. Surely that is the utmost...

Orders of the Day — Consumer Guarantees Bill (26 Jan 1990)

Mr David Martin: Andrew Roth's "Parliamentary Profiles" to see whether there was anything there that could give me hope. I passed over the description of my hon. Friend as an "anti-interventionist" and as "The Boris Karloff of the House" and the phrase that he "grins like a rattlesnake". I did not think that those features would be particularly helpful to the future of the Bill. However, I noticed...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: EC and Eastern Europe (31 Jan 1990)

Alex Salmond: ...bargaining. If that is so, which of the central European cities would the Liberal Democrats target with Trident? Will they include President Haval's Prague or Warsaw—or Moscow, given that Boris Yeltsin achieved such a convincing majority in the recent elections there? The right hon. Gentleman's views on Trident have undergone a process of development, but I think that they have...

European Community (Developments) (11 Jun 1990)

Stuart Bell: .... Earlier, when the Foreign Secretary referred to the extension of Europe, my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham, North (Mr. Allen) said, "Why not Russia?" Indeed, why not the Russia of Boris Yeltsin? That idea shows the way in which we are seking to expand Europe on the grounds of a mixed economy. We do not want a state-directed or command economy Europe; nor do we want a fully...

Defence Estimates: First Day's Debate (18 Jun 1990)

Menzies Campbell: ...Europe have been unlocked. We have seen a resurgence of nationalism—although not in its 19th century mode. There is uncertainty within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, of which Mr. Boris Yeltsin is an eloquent example. Whatever structure emerges for the security architecture of the new Europe, there will still be a place for NATO. Its place will be complementary to that...

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