Perhaps more accurately described as Brezhnev
's work notes or work logs, these relatively unknown and heretofore little-used documents are of enormous historical significance, despite their intermittent and at times laconic or ambiguous nature, because they provide unique insight into what issues Brezhnev
deemed important--even if they do not always tell us what he thought about them--and because they chronicle how he spent his time.
The tapes also captured a rare and unscripted conversation between Nixon and Brezhnev
, who rose to prominence as Mr Khrushchev's protege, now holds the main position of power in Russia.
He then follows with two chapters dedicated, respectively, to collaborators and resistance, bringing the story up through the Khrushchev and Brezhnev
During World War II Brezhnev
served in the Red Army, advancing in rank until he became a major general in 1943.
How chuffed Mr Brezhnev
must be on his cloud seeing the sort of society he ran still survives courtesy of Tony Blair and Sir Richard Branson.
Burson's adaptation of Galton's method points up the absurdity of seeki ng to illustrate a "kind" through chosen faces: In Warhead 1, 1982, she digitally superimposed images of Reagan, Brezhnev
, Thatcher, Mitterand, and Deng, weighting the intensity of each likeness in proportion to the size of each country's nuclear arsenal.
A 1966 model was once presented to Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
by British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Former Russian leader Leonid Brezhnev
, an 80-a-day man who was forced to give up on doctor's orders, always stood next to the heaviest smoker in the room at official functions.
The right wing was led by Georgi Malenkov, the left by Nikita Khrushchev, and the orthodox center by Leonid Brezhnev
. After the years of enforcement of theoretical orthodoxy under Brezhnev
, Mikhail Gorbachev initiated the final period of development of Marxism-Leninism, in which perestroika offered another attempt at institutionalizing the "charismatic-rational" conception of time, which, though ultimately unsuccessful, continued the heroic effort at "the realization of a mass cultural norm of permanent, disciplined revolutionary time transcendence in Soviet society" (p.
which came to be written ("inspired" as purported by the translator) as a consequence of events which followed the death of Leonid Brezhnev
Kopper and her colleague, director Andras Solyom, reported on phenomena as diverse as the building of hundreds of underground Soviet television bunkers during the Brezhnev
era ("Bunker TV in Lithuania") and the home-video archive of well-known Hungarian writer Mihaly Kornis, who observed: "You can't trust television.
American personal hygiene companies have reported an enormous increase in orders for eyebrow clippers, as former proteges of Leonid Brezhnev
try to change their images, and even their identities.
He admitted as much to the writers, expressing resentment about the popular barb that he is not a general secretary but a "mineral [water] secretary,' and about related slogans such as "Bring back Brezhnev