Leonid Brezhnev

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

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Because the Letter to Breshnev star, who is passionate about good nutrition and how it can aid healing, is turning a recent debilitating illness into a new career.
The era of Breshnev, which started in 1964 after Krushchev was deposed, returned the formal communism clearly even to school books.
Here is a picture of Georgi in 1960 sitting on the immediate right of Leonid Breshnev, then head of the Soviet Communist party, and shortly to displace Nikita Khrushchev as the most powerful man in Russia.
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.
Who, for example, would have predicted in the early 1980s, when President Reagan was denouncing the "evil empire" and Breshnev was rattling his SS-20 rockets at Western Europe, that within a decade the Berlin Wall would crumble, the Kremlin would allow the satellites of Eastern Europe to go in peace, and the Soviet Union itself would become history?
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.
The production also brought in the Cavite ballet scholars trained by Breshnev Larlar's Teatro Baile de Cavite; and the Philippine Ballet Theater's Bianca Trocino and Stephen Canete, who played Abby's parents.
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. He also reports step by step the revival of Islam with hundreds of mosques re-opened now.
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.
He could make argreements with Soviet leaders and meet leaders like Breshnev and Gomulka of Poland.