Brezhnev, Leonid (Ilyich)

 (1906–1982) Leader of the Soviet Union (1977–1982).

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  • Brezhnev,Leonid Ilyich — Brezh·nev (brĕzhʹnĕf, nyĭf), Leonid Ilyich. 1906 1982. Soviet leader. He served as the chairman of the Presidium (now the Politburo) and secretary of the Communist Party before becoming president of the USSR in 1977. In 1968 he enunciated the… …   Universalium

  • Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich — (1906–1982)    Politician. Born the son of a steelworker in Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukraine, Leonid Brezhnev enjoyed the upward mobility provided to working class youth in the early Soviet period. He began a career in metallurgy, and after nearly a… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich — (1911–1982)    As Nikita Khrushchev’s deputy and later as general secretary of the Communist Party from 1964 until his death in 1982, Brezhnev artfully used the KGB to secure his position. In the end, however, the KGB brought him down and… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich — (1906–1982)    Brezhnev was a crucial figure in the leadership of the Soviet Union from 1964 when he became first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, until his death in 1982, and was the central figure in the Soviet leadership… …   Historical dictionary of Marxism

  • Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev — noun Soviet statesman who became president of the Soviet Union (1906 1982) • Syn: ↑Brezhnev, ↑Leonid Brezhnev • Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev — n. Leonid Brezhnev(1906 1982) Soviet leader and statesman, president of the Soviet Union (1960 1964, 1977 1982), first secretary of the Communist Party …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Leonid Brezhnev — Infobox Officeholder name = Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev Леонид Ильич Брежнев caption = nationality = Russian/Ukrainian order = General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union term start = October 14, 1964 term end = November 10, 1982… …   Wikipedia

  • Brezhnev — noun Soviet statesman who became president of the Soviet Union (1906 1982) • Syn: ↑Leonid Brezhnev, ↑Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev • Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leonid Brezhnev — noun Soviet statesman who became president of the Soviet Union (1906 1982) • Syn: ↑Brezhnev, ↑Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev • Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brezhnev (disambiguation) — Leonid Brezhnev or Brezhnev may refer to: * Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (1906 – 1982), ruler of the Soviet Union * M/S Leonid Brezhnev , a cruiseferry formerly known as M/S Karelya * Naberezhnye Chelny was renamed Brezhnev between 1982 and 1988, in… …   Wikipedia

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