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Brezhnev, Leonid

Line breaks: Leo¦nid Brezh|nev
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛʒnɛf
 
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Definition of Brezhnev, Leonid in English:

( 1906–82), Soviet statesman, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR 1966–82 and President 1977–82; full name Leonid Ilich Brezhnev. His period in power was marked by intensified persecution of dissidents at home and by attempted detente followed by renewed Cold War in 1968; he was largely responsible for the invasion of Czechoslovakia (1968).

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