Younger meets Yazov

Yazove and Younger

Yazove and Younger

Pictured in 1989, another Minister of Defence, George Younger meets with General Yazov the highest ranking naval officer in Russia, on board the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible, in the Atlantic.

This was the first arms verification meetings between Russia and the UK.

Yazov was to return to Russia to organise the 1990 coup to oust Gorbachev.

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