Leonid Brezhnev

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Synonyms for Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet statesman who became president of the Soviet Union (1906-1982)

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But the effects of Hiroshima and the test they conducted of their own, new, hydrogen bomb after Stalin's death persuaded them that, despite their version of Marxist theology, a war with the West could be avoided and Khrushchev and Breshnev declared, reluctantly, that there could be an unspecified period of careful cohabitation with the West.
At maturity date, after Stalin's death, Khrushchev then delayed the payment of the bonds for another 20 years, but at the subsequent maturity date, President Breshnev paid the principal to all bondholders.
The Flanker and Fulcrum were designed in the Breshnev era, and only so much can be changed once the basic design is fixed.
Gerry's other credits included Willy Russell's Our Day Out, Alan Bleasdale's Boys From The Blackstuff, Carla Lane's TV sitcom Bread, Brookside and Frank Clarke's movie Letter To Breshnev.
The author deals in sometimes uninteresting detail with the wheeling and dealing, the too often vicious struggle for power in every one of the six republics since Breshnev.
Stalin and Breshnev built up big heavy industry centres and power stations, disregarding environment and pollution problems.
Its industries, steel and armaments, were started in the north, close to what was then the Soviet border, during the Breshnev regime, in the extravagant Breshnev style, a hundred plants, employing 140,000 workers.