Thomson ReutersApril 8, 2013 11:00
(Robert Evans, now a correspondent in Geneva, was Reuters bureau chief in Moscow 1975-81 and 1986-91. Here he recalls his part in how Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday, came to be known as the Iron Lady during her rise to become Britain's first woman prime minister.)
By Robert Evans
GENEVA (Reuters) - It was largely for lack of any other news that I launched Margaret Thatcher's favourite soubriquet "The Iron Lady" on the world one quiet but miserably slushy Moscow winter Saturday in January 1976.